Chelsea ready to hijack Arsenal’s deal for the new Cristiano Ronaldo

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According to reports in Portugal, Chelsea have joined Arsenal in the race to sign Portuguese prodigy Joelson Fernandes.

Despite only making four league appearances this season, the Sporting Lisbon wonderkid has caught the attention of top clubs in Europe.

The 17 year old winger is dubbed the new Cristiano Ronaldo and has a release clause of £40 million.

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Daily Star claim the Gunners have had an £18 million bid for the 17 year old rejected and reportedly returned with a £29m offer which has also been turned down.

Portuguese media outlet A Bola claim Chelsea have made contact with the player’s agent Kia Joorabchian to express the Blues’ interest and sound out the possibility of a transfer.

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