Chelsea will have to pay €30 million for Gabriel Moscardo

Chelsea must fork out €30 million for Corinthians midfield prodigy Gabriel Moscardo, with other clubs also keen on the youngster.

According to Calcio Mercato, Chelsea may have to fork out at least €30 million to sign Brazilian midfield prodigy Gabriel Moscardo. Corinthians are open to a sale at that price despite the young midfielder. The rising star also has plenty of interest from clubs, but the Blues are keen on him.

Top clubs are looking at some of the young, productive talents around the world to add to their squad. Clubs like Chelsea are increasingly looking at prospects that fit their policy of signing young players for their future teams.

They stumbled across Gabriel Moscardo of Corinthians long ago but could not find an agreement during the summer window. Brazilian clubs rarely sell some crucial stars in the summer but could open their doors during January.

Corinthians are somewhat protective about their talent and have a €100 million release clause to stick to. But, they might cave into the pressure from topo sides from the other side of the world, although they expect a sizeable fee in return.

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Despite the massive release clause on the South American prodigy, Corinthians are reportedly open to accepting €30 million for Moscardo. They would also want a sizeable chunk of any resale fee for the midfielder in the future, which would make it for a decent price overall.

Chelsea, for their part, could invest in the rising star of Brazilian football. The Blues have made some moves similar to this one in the past, as they have invested quite decently in players emerging from the Brazilian market.

For instance, they signed Andrey Santos last January and invested decently in Angelo Gabriel the previous summer. They face plenty of competition in the hunt for Moscardo, with Liverpool and AC Milan also in the hunt. What gives Chelsea the advantage is the openness to invest in young players without hesitance, which may put them in the driving seat.

Barcelona are also one of the clubs keen, but in the current market, they may not be able to pay that kind of a fee to secure the talented South American prodigy. Arsenal also holds an interest, but they will likely prioritise a big signing during January rather than focus on a youngster.

Hence, Chelsea may have the upper hand in this hunt, as they could look to finalise a deal with Corinthians for the South American prodigy.

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