Chelsea Enter Battle With Arsenal Over £20m Sensation – reports

Chelsea have joined a huge selection of clubs in targeting Brazilian forward Malcom Silva.

The striker, who plays for Corinthians, has been identified as a possible star of the future, and as a result, several of Europe’s largest clubs have been linked with a possible move for him.

Both Arsenal and Manchester United have been identified as possible destinations for Silva, according to reports.

It has also been claimed that Barcelona possess a first option on the 17 year old star.

According to the Mirror, however, Chelsea are now back in contention for Silva’s signature, and are looking to their Brazilian boys to tempt him into a Stamford Bridge switch.

The likes of Filipe Luis, Oscar, Ramires and Willian already play for the Blues.

Corinthians are keen to keep Silva, and have slapped a £20 million price tag on him.

Should any bid match that level, however, it would be very difficult for them to keep hold of the talented wonderkid.

Our verdict

It would not be unlike Chelsea to target a young player, looking several years down the line. However, Silva is likely to get more experience from the off at the likes of Arsenal and Man Utd, should a move go through.


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