Chelsea miss out on signing of Brazilian attacker

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Chelsea have missed out on the signing of Brazilian attacker Gabriel Barbosa after he joined Brazilian club Flamengo on a permanent basis.

Barbosa spent 2019 on loan at Flamengo and the 23 year old scored 43 times in 59 appearances last season. Gabigol finished as the leading scorer in the Brazilian first division and Copa Libertadores in 2019.

Barbosa, who flopped at Inter Milan and Benfica, was linked with a January move to Chelsea but the Blues turned down the chance to sign the Brazilian.

Barbosa’s permanent move to Flamengo cost the Brazilian club a fee of €17 million (£14 million). He signed a contract with Flamengo until 2024.

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