Blues closing in on deal for 17-year-old.
Chelsea are in ‘advanced negotiations’ with Chilean wonderkid Cristian Cuevas, according to the youngster’s agent.
The European Champions are understood to have offered £2.2m for the 17-year-old but Cuevas’ club, O’Higgins, are holding out for at least £3.4m.
Cuevas’ agent, Mauricio Valenzuela, believes a deal is close, however, and claims the Blues have been tracking the left-winger for some time.
“The negotiations are very advanced with Chelsea,” Valenzuela is quoted as saying by the Daily Mail.
“There are still a few details, but the situation is very advanced.
“We have been working on this for a while, the idea is that players can leave Chile and be successful.
“Chelsea have been following him for a couple of years, and the offer was made due to his good performances.”
Dimunitive midfielder Cuevas has made 7 appearances for the Chilean under-20 side and could make the move to Stamford Bridge when the transfer window reopens in the summer.