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Reports: Chelsea in pole position to sign teenage Brazilian midfield star Nathan

Modified 11 Apr 2015, 17:49 IST
Atletico Paranaense’s Nathan is reported to be very close to joining Chelsea

Rio de Janeiro, April 11 (IANS) English football club Chelsea have struck a deal with Atletico Paranaense to sign Brazilian star Nathan.

The 19-year-old is expected to travel to London next week for a medical check up and to sign a permanent contract, reports Xinhua. It is understood Chelsea have agreed to a € 7 million fee for the midfielder.

Nathan has been capped 20 times for Brazil's Under-20 team and made 14 first-team appearances for Atletico last year. He caught Chelsea's eye with his performances as a playmaker behind the striker but has also been deployed on the left and right of midfield.

If he does make the move, Nathan would be the fifth Brazilian in Jose Mourinho's squad, joining Oscar, Filipe Luis, Ramires and Willian.

Published 11 Apr 2015, 17:07 IST
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