Endrick names Chelsea as his preferred move as Blues prepare to meet release clause

Brazilian star Endrick favours a move to Chelsea ahead of a number of other European giants with the London side prepared to meet his €60m (£52.6m) release clause.

The 16-year-old is one of the most sought-after talents in the game with Manchester City, Manchester United, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Barcelona and PSG tracking his progress.

He will not be eligible to leave Brazilian team Palmeiras until he turns 18 in 2024 but already the race to secure his signature is underway.

ESPN Brasil claim that PSG made an opening offer of €45m for the teenager on Friday, one that was immediately rejected by Palmeiras.

PSG have signalled their intention to increase the offer to €60m which Chelsea have also promised to meet, according to reports.

While he will likely have a number of offers to choose from, Endrick’s preference is to join Chelsea as he would like to play in the Premier League when he leaves his homeland.

It follows a report claiming Graham Potter’s side have ramped up their charm offensive to sign the wonderkid, inviting his family to the club’s training ground and enlisting the help of Thiago Silva to sell the project.

With PSG and Chelsea making their moves, the report adds that Barcelona and Real Madrid are also set to up their own efforts in the coming days to ensure they do not fall behind.

Endrick’s father, Douglas, recently played down reports that the forward had agreed a move to Real Madrid and says he will evaluate all his offers in the coming weeks and months.

‘There’s nothing decided for Real Madrid or any other club. We’ve no preference yet,’ revealed Endrick’s dad.

‘We’ll decide in the next months, the club that will pay what Palmeiras want and show us the best technical project for Endrick, will sign the boy.’


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