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Chelsea set to make shock move for Watford star

Chelsea are set to make a shock move to Watford star Richarlison.

The Brazilian has had a sensational start to his Premier League career with the Hornets, scoring five goals and producing five assists in just over 20 games.

Richarlison completed a £11.2 million move from Brazilian side Fluminense during the summer, and his performance have earned him plenty of admirers.

Chelsea’s Antonio Conte is one of a number of managers who are reportedly interested in the Brazil U20 international, and the Italian is expected to make a move for the Watford star in the near future – however not before the end of the month.

According to Goal, the Premier League champions have already held talks with the winger’s agent Giuliano Bertolucci about a potential deal this summer.

Richarlison’s agent helped secure moves to Stamford Bridge for David Luiz on two occasions.

Bertolucci has helped the Blues with several transfers involving Brazilian players in the past, including Willian, Oscar and David Luiz, and could be a key player in helping barter for Watford’s man of the moment.

Chelsea however are likely to face competition from Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal for the 20-year-old whose contract at Vicarage Road expires in 2022.