Chelsea Named As One Of The English Clubs Targeting Brazilian Starlet With 51M Release Clause

Chelsea Named As One Of The English Clubs Targeting Brazilian Starlet With 51M Release Clause

Chelsea are interested in signing Palmeiras midfielder Gabriel Menino, according to UOL Esporte.

The Brazilian news outlet claim Atletico Madrid are also keen on the 20-year-old but, due to Financial Fairplay rules, they would need to sell before making a bid for the player.

Menino has recently spoken out about his future in an interview with a Portuguese newspaper, stating that Atletico, Manchester City and Liverpool would be teams that would suit his style of play:

“I think my football today fits in Atletico Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Liverpool, maybe even Manchester City. They are all teams with very strong players, with a quick touch of the ball, they like to attack and defend as a block”

City, in particular, have been mentioned as a potential destination in recent weeks, but UOL Esporte seem to believe both Atletico and Chelsea are the two main clubs vying for the Brazilian’s signature currently.

Menino has a €60m (£51m) release clause but it is thought that he could be signed for as little as €15m (£13m) due to the fact that Palmeiras’s finances have been badly hit by the global health crisis. We shall see if the Blues make a formal approach in the coming months.

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