Chelsea have reportedly been linked with a move for the Brazilian forward Endrick, a target for Real Madrid, in recent months.

According to a report from London Evening Standard, Endrick is a target for Premier League giants Chelsea, who are leading the chase to secure his services ahead of Real Madrid. The report adds that the west London club have held a number of meetings with the talented young forward’s representatives.

Chelsea face competition from Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain for Endrick. The former, in particular, have been pressing ahead to secure the services of the 16-year-old wonderkid. And with Karim Benzema approaching the final phase of his career, Endrick is a top target for Real Madrid. 

The Brazilian is regarded as the next big thing in South American football and he is expected to develop into a world class player. It remains to be seen whether Chelsea can fend off the competition and secure his services.

The report from Evening Standard confirms that any deal for Endrick would be agreed early next year, and the player will complete the move when he turns 18 in 2024. Chelsea have the financial resources to compete with Real Madrid and PSG, and it remains to be seen whether the player is prepared to move to England.

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Endrick has been prolific for Palmeiras at the youth level, and he has scored 165 goals in 169 games. The player recently made his first-team debut at the age of 16 and scored for the senior side as well.

Chelsea could definitely use a quality goalscorer, and Endrick can sort out their goalscoring problems for the foreseeable future. Currently, they are reliant on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Armando Broja for the goals. While Broja has not been a consistent starter, Aubameyang has not been at his best since arriving from Barcelona.

Bringing in a long-term solution should be the top priority for Chelsea. And Endrick seems like the ideal fit for them. The Brazilian is reportedly looking to join a club where he can develop and fulfil his potential.

Therefore, Chelsea will have to provide him with game-time assurances before any move. Compared to Real Madrid and PSG, the player is likely to get more first-team opportunities at Stamford Bridge.

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