Chelsea Set To Sign Brazilian Rio Olympics Star

Santos president Modesto Roma has arrived in London where he is believed to be ready to hold negotiations with Chelsea over midfielder Thiago Maia.

Chelsea have made a bid for Maia who is set to join after the Olympics.
Chelsea have made a bid for Maia who is set to join after the Olympics.

Reports understands that Chelsea are ready to pay £15million for the 19-year-old, who is currently playing for Brazil at the Olympics.The Blues are expected to make an official bid for the Santos star after the Games, although Paris Saintt-Germain are also admirers and will likely rival any offer from the Stamford Bridge club.

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Meanwhile, Chelsea remain confident of striking a deal for Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly despite seeing an offer worth £42m knocked back.Antonio Conte is keen to add to his defensive line ahead of the new campaign after admitting his disappointment at the manner in which his side conceded goals in their final pre-season friendly against Werder Bremen.

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