Chelsea make an offer
Chelsea could be on the verge of signing the next Neymar, according to Globo Esporte.
Santos sensation Gabigol is the hottest property in Brazil and a wanted man by Europe’s top clubs. It’s the English giants in the lead for his signature after making a €30 million bid.
Although he has a release clause of €50 million, Santos can’t refuse such a massive offer at this time. Juventus have also made an offer of around €20 million. Di Marzio report that they’re sending representatives to meet with Santos officials next Monday.
He’s only 19 years old but Gabriel Barbosa has been playing for Santos for three years, making 151 appearances and scoring 55 goals. This year he was capped by Brazil, recognition for his astonishing rise. His current club would love to be able to hang on to him. They only said that he was signing a new deal last week. But that may have been a ploy to get suitors to up their bids.
Considering his options
Speaking to Radio Globo, Gabigol clarified that he hadn’t signed a new deal and that he was considering his options: “No. It’s not yet. The president ended up saying it, but there’s nothing done. We’re only talking. My parents and my agents are talking.
“There are some things to talk. I have offers, too. But there’s nothing certain yet, no. We’ll talk with my parents and my agents. We are talking and will sort it little by little.”