Chelsea to welcome midfielder to Stamford Bridge after deal agreed

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CHELSEA have agreed a deal to sign Corinthians midfielder Gabriel Moscardo, according to reports in Brazil.

The 18-year-old made his first-team debut for Corinthians in June and is widely regarded as one of the brightest midfield talents in the country.

But according to former Corinthians midfielder Neto, who now hosts Brazilian TV show ‘Os Donos da Bola’, claims we have won the race to sign Moscardo.

Speaking on Monday’s show, Neto said: ‘The Moscardo boy was sold to Chelsea. That’s the information I have. That’s why he didn’t play.’

It was also claimed that we will pay Corinthians £21 million for the midfielder.

Speaking earlier this month, Moscardo confirmed that the board had made an approach in the summer.

‘There was a proposal from CHELSEA months ago, but I talk a lot with my agent and my parents and they try to give me as little information as possible,’ Moscardo said.

‘They say there is not long until the end of the season, they tell me to dedicate myself and do well, and that at the end of the season, there will be good things.

IcChelseanews View…

look even though the Brazilian sensation is very talented, even though the Brazilians are keen to sell the lad to Stamford Bridge, it is not the right time to come to Europe and he needs to stay put.