Highly rated Brazilian winger agrees to sign for Chelsea - Fabrizio Romano

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According to supremely connected transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, a highly rated Brazilian winger has agreed to sign for Chelsea Football Club. The Italian gave further details on a prospective move, which The Pride of London shall outline as well. In addition to that story, PoL also comment after it was claimed that an exiting Blue wanted to stay on at Stamford Bridge.

Thiago Silva wanted to pen a new deal with Chelsea - report

That's right. Supposedly the former Brazil international wanted to remain a Blue. That suggestion has been made in spite of Thiago ultimately choosing to leave the west London side. It has also been announced he will now go to Fluminense of the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A.

What does the latest claim about Thiago state, exactly? Well, basically that his preference was to continue on at the Bridge. He was fairly key for Mauricio Pochettino, it has to be said. The defender's goodbye to the CFC fan base was also particularly emotional.

Playing a significant role in attaining the Champions League title, European Super Cup and Club World Cup makes someone a club legend, in my eyes. Nevertheless, Chels' have confirmed that Silva will be with his new Flu teammates following the Bournemouth match on Sunday, May 19.

Should Pochettino, Todd Boehly or Chels' recruitment staff have reconsidered the veteran's status? Despite the latter's speed of mind and presumably positive influence on his colleagues, I think the centreback's lack of pace would have increasingly affected his game and Chelsea's capacity not to concede. Maybe the switch to his home country is the best move all-round. It's certainly nice to hear that his kids will remain in the CFC academy, especially if they have inherited any of his talent.

Chelsea set to snag 17-year-old with €60million release clause, according to expert

Even though there are signs that Chelsea may redirect their youthful transfer approach after recent reports, it seems that paying vast sums for unpolished gems is still the Fulham Road outfit's modus operandi. You see, there are suggestions that the English capital team will shell out a staggering approximate £52m (including add-ons) on a Brazilian starlet.

Willian Estevao, 17, is currently starring for Palmeiras, along with the Brazil Under-17s. Described as one of 'football's brightest young talents', as usual, Estevao has earned the 'serious interest' of CFC, among other elites from England. And Boehly is said to be willing to part with an astonishing amount to secure the up-and-comer:

"Understand Chelsea have reached verbal agreement with Willian Estevão on personal terms. Told initial bid still to be sent but it will be around €32m plus add-ons, as talks with Palmeiras will follow. Nothing done yet but #CFC remain clear favorites since January."

Fabrizio Romano