Chelsea £25m for Brazilian teenager Gabriel Barbosa rejected by Santos

8 Jul

Chelsea have had a £25m offer for Santos winger Gabriel Barbosa snubbed by the player, according to reports in Brazil.

Incoming Blues boss Antonio Conte is understood to be a huge admirer of the 19-year-old and had ordered officials of his new club to stump up a mega fee.

However, according to UOL Esporte, Barbosa is holding out for a dream move to Real Madrid in the future and is reluctant to move to Stamford Bridge.

Santos have apparently accepted the bid from Chelsea but have informed the Premier League club that Barbosa wants to stay put in his native Brazil.

Chelsea are not the first club to have been turned down by Barbosa, with Chinese Super League club Hebei China Fortune also receiving a similar response earlier this year.


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