As per reports in Brazil, Chelsea seem to have made their first summer signing this year in the form of Palmeiras midfielder Gabriel Menino.
The 20-year-old central midfielder has already made 60 senior appearances for Palmeiras in his short career. The Brazilian has also been called up to the national team but is yet to make his debut.
The report suggests that Menino is already a Chelsea player, with both clubs agreeing to a deal worth 13m for the highly-touted midfielder.
Gabriel Menino:@TNTSportsBR reported Chelsea bid £13m to sign him last week, @PacoBelmonte_ claimed last night the deal is done and Menino is a Chelsea player.@FabrizioRomano says a deal is not done and Chelsea are just scouting Menino as it stands..https://t.co/62IyZXtJQw
— Simon Phillips (@siphillipssport) April 5, 2021
Transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano, however, has questioned the authenticity of the report. Romano claims that although the player has been scouted by the Blues, Chelsea are yet to make a substantial offer for the Brazilian.