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Chelsea in talks with Flamengo over €20-25m deal for Matheus França — report

More talent for the fire?

Flamengo v Deportes Tolima - Copa CONMEBOL Libertadores 2022 Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images

Chelsea continue to stay busy in looking for decently priced young talent to add to the (multi-club) system, and the latest along those lines appears to be 19-year-old Matheus França, rated as the next big thing out of the Flamengo youth system after Vinícus Júnior.

França apparently has a €200m release clause, but according to local reports, we’re in talks for a potential move for around a tenth of that price, around €20-25m. Newcastle have tried and failed a few months ago along a similar track apparently, but Flamengo appear to be more willing to do business now.

The report adds that Chelsea have been tracking França for a while, even before he had made his senior debut last season, notching 4 goals in 13 Série A appearances in the second half of the 2022 season. He’s added 2 more goals in 11 appearances so far this year in the Série A as well the Copa Libertadores, playing mostly as an attacking midfielder.

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