Gerson: Brazilian youngster edges closer to joining Premier League giants Chelsea

Gerson: Brazilian youngster edges closer to joining Premier League giants Chelsea

- Gerson emerges top transfer target for Chelsea

- The Premier League giants have shifted focus to the Brazilian star after reaching a deal with Werner

- Hakim Ziyech will join his new teammates at the end of this season

Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and a few other clubs also want the Brazilian

Chelsea boss Frank Lampard is on the verge of sealing a deal for Brazilian midfielder Gerson in a deal valued around £30 million.

The 23-year-old star has a deal with Flamengo until 2023 but the Blues handler is confident of luring him to Stamford Bridge.

Having signed Hakim Ziyech for £33m earlier this year, the London club seems closer to landing £54m-rated Timo Werner before this campaign wraps up.

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Chelsea aren't done in the transfer market as they are also eyeing Bayer Leverkusen wonder-kid Kai Havertz and they could be making that happen soon.

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SunSport reports that the London club is not the only European topflight outfit looking out for the 23-year-old as Borussia Dortmund have also shown interest Brazilian player.

Gerson was said to have left Serie A side, Roma, in January 2019 in a deal around £10.75 million to return to his home country.

However, the Blues' fans appear more excited with the news of Havertz moving to Stamford Bridge despite battling with rivals Manchester United.

The Germany international has scored five goals in four games since the Bundesliga restarted after coronavirus lockdown.

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European football powerhouses Bayern Munich and Real Madrid are also monitoring the progress of the highly-rated 20-year-old.

Havertz and Ziyech both play wide and will direct replacements for the expected departures of veterans Willian and Pedro.

Legit.ng earlier reported that two-time Premier League winner N'golo Kante has handed Chelsea a boost after returning training since he was excused for health concerns.

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The French World Cup-winning midfielder joined the rest of his teammates at the Blues training complex as they continue their preparation towards 'Project Restart.

Football has been on break since the middle of March due to the outbreak of deadly coronavirus which has killed 400,000 across the world.

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