Serie A giants are desperate to sign 20-year-old Chelsea long-term target

Palmeiras midfielder Gabriel Menino is garnering top European teams’ attention as the youngster is set to make a move to the old continent. Atlético Madrid and Chelsea are the two most notable teams looking to reach a deal with the South American club for Brazil international.

However, they’ll have some contest as Juventus is jumping into the race for Menino. Atletico want to reinforce their midfield as Lucas Torreira likely won’t be back since he’s on loan from Arsenal. Geoffrey Kondogbia is not having a good campaign in his first year with La Liga giants.

Héctor Herrera has not won his position in the eleven, and Saúl has dropped in form. Meanwhile, Blues might want to have another option at their midfield as the German boss has a summer to mold into his vision. Gabriel is a versatile midfielder as he plays the box-to-box and defensive midfielder role, which seems to interest Chelsea.

As for Bianconeri, they’re looking to overhaul their squad after crashing out in the UCL Round of 16. The Old Lady wants to inject youth as they look towards a rebuild. When it comes to the asking price, the Spanish media outlet reports that Palmeiras wants a transfer fee of nearly €20m.

While Erling Haaland is believed to be the priority target for the London giants, a pursuit of the Norwegian prodigy is complicated due to the fierce contest as well as his desire to join Real Madrid.

With the addition of a new centre-forward having become imperative for Blues due to the struggles of Timo Werner, it is, therefore, prudent for them to identify alternatives for Erling Haaland.