Chelsea close on Samba star !!!

It has been reported today that Chelsea have met with the agent of Brazilian striker Lulinha according to the Independent.The striker has been dubbed the "New Ronaldinho" and is said to be the subject of an £8 million bid from the Londoners. The players agent, Wagner Ribierio, flew into London to talk with Chelsea representatives last night about the 17 year old signing for the Blues.

The player has been told he can leave his club, Corinthians, if the asking price is met and Chelsea are apparently willing to meet that. Chelsea scouts watched the player last week in Corinthians 2-2 draw with Flamengo. He has also been linked with Spanish giants Real Madrid but he has been quoted as saying he would love to join Chelsea.

I have seen several videos of the player and I have to say he looks very good. He plays as an attacking midfielder or as a striker. He has great finishing and hopefully over the next few years he will develop into a great player and scores many many goals in the Premier League. £8 million is a very high price to pay for a 17 year old but I'm sure Chelsea know what they are doing.