Blues want Bruma.
Chelsea are still keen to sign Sporting Lisbon youngster Bruma, according to Portuguese source A Bola.
The same newspaper claimed last week that Chelsea had made a bid for the 18-year-old and are willing to loan the Portugal under-20 star back to Sporting for the 2013/14 season.
The youngster’s representatives denied a bid has been made but talks between Bruma’s agent and Sporting’s president – scheduled for Friday – were reportedly cancelled, amid continued links with the Blues.
Chelsea head-coach Jose Mourinho is said to have monitored the progress of his countryman for several months and recommended the 18-year-old to Real Madrid before his departure from the Bernabeu.
Bruma was sensational for his country at the under-20 World Cup and, bagging five goals in his first three matches before Portugal exited in the knock-outs.
His form has seen the teenager, who can play across the front-line, labelled the ‘next Cristiano Ronaldo’.
Bruma has just one-year remaining on his current deal with Sporting and the Primera Liga club are keen for the youngster to extend his contract to 2018.
The youngster is represented by Israeli super-agent Pini Zhavi, who is know to have close links to Blues owner Roman Abramovich and helped the Russian buy the Stamford Bridge club in 2003.