Chelsea are closing in on a deal to sign Brazilian teen ace Gabriel Barbosa from Santos.
Known as ‘Gabigol’ and dubbed ‘the new Neymar’, the 19-year-old is understood to be the subject of a £25m bid from Chelsea and negotiations between the two clubs are apparently at an advanced stage.
According to Globo Esparto, Juventus are also plotting a swoop for Gabigol but Chelsea have trumped the Italian club’s £15m bid.
Chelsea scouts have kept a close eye on the striker’s progress in recent months and have now told new manager Antonio Conte to make his move.
Gabigol has been at Santos for three years and has already made 151 appearances, scoring 55 goals, for the Brazilian giants.