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Chelsea: Jose Mourinho looking to sign Benfica youngster?

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Chelsea are reportedly planning a summer swoop for Benfica full-back Joao Cancelo, with Jose Mourinho keen to secure the youngster’s services ahead of both Liverpool and newly-crowned Premier League champions Manchester City.

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City, who beat West Ham 2-0 on Sunday to secure their second Premier League title in the last three years, are said to be among those interested in Benfica’s Cancelo, with ‘A Bola’ reporting (via TMW) that Chelsea could make the first move for the 19-year-old.

Having been promoted from the Benfica B setup last year, Cancelo has made just one appearance in the Primeira Liga this season, but such is potential that the English trio have taken note, and are looking to bring him to the Premier League in the summer.

While a move for young talent is forever on Chelsea’s transfer agenda, if they do manage to sign the player, he will surely go straight out on loan to continue his footballing education, with move to feeder club Vitesse Arnhem a likely scenario.

Cancelo, who is able to operate on either flank, is a regular for the Portugal Under-19s, having represented them through three separate age groups.

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Comments (5)

  1. chelsea must sign ben arfa

  2. I just advise my Chelsea to do their business so quick and get to preseason,next season must be our season.Up Chelsea.

  3. I really think Mourinho should bring back young prospects like Lukaku and Courtios in order to strenghthen his team . He must also buy Costa

    • Lukaku and Courties Must be back from loan i think noone will disagree with me

  4. Yes these guys must come back, but the problem is for Belgium national team coach mislead these 3 players,because him is Mourihno hater,like last time he said Hazard will not go up in playing well under Mourihno,but I seen problem started at Lukaku missed penalty against Beyern,but for that penalty he was lazy that’s why he cause chelsea to lose game,then he decide to be loaned than to be shamed by chelsea fans,to my side I seen mourihno no problem with these 3 guys Lukaku,Hazard & Courtios