Chelsea board in strong defence of Pochettino close in on sensational signing as £56m proposal is made

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Chelsea are building for the future and are targeting the South American market, a plan similar to what Madrid are doing.

Chelsea are wasting no time in their bid to make the club the hotbed of some of the best talents in the world and have already proposed a fee of £56million to Palmeiras for wonderkid Estevao Willian, LondonWorld has been told.

The deal is now expected to be concluded in the coming days according to LondonWorld’s sources and the 17-year-old will join Chelsea in the summer of 2025 when he turns 18. The fee is a record for a South American teenager.

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Not even Neymar, Vinicius Junior, or Gabriel Jesus who also played for Palmeiras came close to being that expensive when they were leaving South America for their first taste of European football.

Chelsea get one over Real Madrid

Estevao has played 17 times, scoring three goals and bagging one assist for Palmeiras but Chelsea have seen enough to know that he is going to be an absolute superstar in the future.

The Chelsea board who are looking to back manager Mauricio Pochettino after a turn in form look to have beaten Real Madrid to this talented kid. The Spanish giants have made a habit of signing up-and-coming Brazilian youngsters, such as Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo, and incoming Palmeiras forward Endrick. 

The feeling is that the Blues have hit a jackpot and will get the rewards in the next few years when he’s ready to take on the world.

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Strong end to the season

Chelsea are looking to win five games on the spin and pushing for a top-six finish which is an amazing achievement given where they were at the start of the campaign.

They need Sheffield United who are already relegated to take all three points against Tottenham so they can overtake them and finish fifth.

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