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According to Daily Mail, Chelsea are interested in signing 20 year old Brazilian midfielder Gabriel Menino.
The report claims Menino has a release clause of £51million in his Palmeiras contract but the cash-strapped Brazilian club is reportedly willing to accept just £13million for the explosive midfielder.
Menino can play as a centre-back, right-back, winger but is most comfortable in central midfield.
Like most Brazilians, Menino has bags of skills and his speed and acceleration makes him a useful asset at both right-back and on the wing.
He’s strong too – hence why he’s been compared by some to former Manchester City midfield general Yaya Toure, and can often be seen dancing around his opponents in the middle of the park and charging forward menacingly at defences.
The 20 year old isn’t much of a goalscorer but what he lacks in goals he certainly makes up for with his creativity – he shows superb vision and delivery and has chipped in with six assists this season.
Tottenham, Juventus and also Atletico Madrid are also interested in signing the 20 year old player.