Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia close to seal £31million deal for Brazilian midfielder

Chelsea have entered negotiations to sign Gerson, reports claim. The Blues have already completed the capture of Ajax winger Hakim Ziyech and agreed a deal with RB Leipzig for Timo Werner – but more additions could be on the horizon.

The Brazilian midfielder has enjoyed another excellent campaign and played a pivotal role in leading Flamengo to their first Copa Libertadores title since 1981.

The 23-year-old also helped the club win the Serie A title, Supercopa do Brasil, Recopa Sudamericana and played 102 minutes of the FIFA Club World Cup final extra-time defeat to Liverpool in December 2019.

Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia close to seal £31million deal for Brazilian midfielder

And Chelsea are eager to bolster their midfield ranks with his arrival at Stamford Bridge in the upcoming transfer window.Globo Esporte reporter Eric Faria claims negotiations are well underway with representatives from Chelsea and Borussia Dortmund holding discussions with agent Giuliano Bertolucci.

Bertolucci’s involvement could give Chelsea transfer guru Marina Granovskaia the upper-hand.

Bertolucci has done plenty of business with the Blues over the years and helped with deals for Oscar, David Luiz, Lucas Piazon and Alex, who cost a combined £94million.

Journalist Faria claims to have spoken with Gerson’s father, who confirmed that negotiations for his son’s signature have indeed taken place.

Chelsea chief Marina Granovskaia working on transfer for Flamengo ...

And that Flamengo will receive the proposals between June 18 – June 20 and will find it difficult to refuse such a large sum give the current climate.

Flamengo will therefore sell Gerson for around £31million – roughly £20m more than they paid to re-sign him from Serie A heavyweights Roma in July.

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