Chelsea Speed Up Plans To Sign Brazil Youth International
Italian media outlet Calcio Mercato brings the latest on the future of Santos whizkid Kaio Jorge, who could soon be on his way out of the club….Chelsea Speed Up Plans To Sign Brazil Youth International
There’s been rumours in the Brazilian press saying Serie A teams could have a pre-agreement with the 19-year-old attacker, whose contract with Santos expires in December.
Calcio Mercato found out the claims are untrue, although they state there is a list of European sides looking for the ac, and that includes Chelsea.
The west Londoners are one of those who’ve been in contact with agent Giuliano Bertolucci for the move. They’re understood to be along with Ajax, Lyon, Inter Milan, Juventus, Arsenal and Shakhtar Donetsk in the race.
Last week, Santos chairman Andres Rueda confirmed that they are having a hard time renewing Kaio Jorge’s current contract at the club.
Still just 18-years-of-age, the centre-forward conquered his place in their starting XI and scored five goals in the Copa Libertadores campaign which took Santos to the final. That is obviously enough for European clubs to keep an eye on the teenager.
Chelsea have negotiated with his entourage many times, since Giuliano is also the agent of Oscar, David Luiz, Lucas Piazon, Willian and others.
Kaio Jorge himself has been pointed out as a target for Chelsea since 2018, even before the South American made his professional debut for Santos.
Elsewhere, Chelsea are allegedly interested in landing Bayern Munich attacker Kingsley Coman.
The 24-year-old star has been in impressive form for the German giants during the 2020-21 campaign, netting six times and registering 13 assists in 27 appearances across all competitions.