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Chelsea chase Brazilian wonderkid

Chelsea chase Thiago Maia

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Chelsea have sent scouts to monitor Santos defensive midfielder Thiago Maia. The Blues will battle with Fiorentina, Real Madrid and Bayer Leverkusen to wrap up a move for the highly rated youngster.

Thiago Maia has forced his way into Santos' first team over the last two years and is now set to make a dream move to Europe in a deal worth a reported 20 million euros.

Maia has played for Brazil's under 20 and various other youth sides and played over 50 games for Santos in 2016.

Maia will command a contract worth a reported 45,000 euros per week with his move to Europe.