Agent reveals Brazilian forward wanted Chelsea move in January but Blues failed to submit offer

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Chelsea were strongly linked with a January move for Brazilian forward Gabriel Barbosa but a move for the now Flamengo forward failed to materialise.

Barbosa’s agent Junior Pedroso has revealed the 23 year old Brazilian flirted with Chelsea but the Blues failed to submit an offer for the Brazilian.

West Ham were the only English team that made a move for Barbosa before his £14million move to Flamengo in January.

Pedroso told Brazilian journalist Jorge Nicola on YouTube: “Gabriel was in great form, obviously, he drew the attention of many big clubs.

“But who really advanced were two teams in Germany and a team in England that made a proposal, which was West Ham. We had flirted with Chelsea and some other clubs.

“But for the project that was presented in January, Flamengo were the best project for him to take off in his career.”

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