Chelsea will complete a £4.7 million deal for Brazilian starlet Nathan next week according to ESPN Brazil, via Metro.
The report claims the 19-year-old will fly in to London ahead of a planned medical next week at the club’s Cobham training ground.
Nathan currently plies his trade at Brazilian side Atletico Paranaense and whilst the fee for such an unproven player may seem high, the Blues are confident great things will happen if he lives up to his potential.
The report goes so far to claim Chelsea believe the teenager could become one of the best players in the world and are increasingly eager to bring him to Stamford Bridge before their rivals can try and tempt him elsewhere.
Nathan’s agent, Giuliano Bertolucci, is also the representation of Paris Saint Germain defender Marquinhos and therefore both sides are confident in completing a deal.
It was reported by Mirror Online yesterday that the Blues had an offer accepted for the Brazil U-17 international therefore it suggests a confirmed deal looks increasingly likely.