Chelsea have had a meeting with both the agent and parents of Palmeiras striker Endrick, according to reports in the Brazilian media.
The 16-year-old only signed his first professional deal last week, and he would only be able to move teams when he turns 18, but the scramble for the player’s signature is already underway.
Endrick’s contract has a €40m (£34m) release clause which can only be triggered in its first year and Chelsea are believed to be prepared to pay €30m (£25.2m) up front, with another €10m (£8.4m) in add-ons.
The reason that the Blues are moving so swiftly to secure the teenager’s services is due to the sheer amount of interest from other clubs. Manchester United, Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona and Real Madrid are all believed to be targeting the young forward.
Palmeiras are said to be prepared to listen to offers for Endrick, even though he hasn’t played a single first team game yet, and it seems likely that someone will pay the player’s buyout fee, even if Chelsea don’t.