CHELSEA have suffered a blow in their pursuit of wonderkid Endrick after falling behind their rivals in negotiations.

Paris Saint-Germain are the only team to have put forward an official proposal to sign him from Palmeiras.

Endrick celebrates after helping Palmeiras win the Brazilian Serie A

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Endrick celebrates after helping Palmeiras win the Brazilian Serie ACredit: Getty
Endrick contributed to four goals in seven senior matches this season

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Endrick contributed to four goals in seven senior matches this seasonCredit: Getty

Speaking to Canal do Nicola, Endrick’s father Douglas revealed: “Paris Saint-Germain are the only club that opened negotiations with Palmeiras with an official proposal, as things stand.

“There are many club from different countries keen on signing him. PSG have already moved.”

The other clubs he refers to include the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United.

Both have been linked with a move for the 16-year-old alongside Chelsea and PSG.

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United’s hopes may have somewhat rested on the forwar’ds admiration of Cristiano Ronaldo after he copied the Portugal legend’s celebration.

However, given the way Ronaldo spoke about the club in his recent tell-all interview with Piers Morgan, that factor may have been rendered mute.

Endrick cannot leave his current club until he turns 18, but he is already gearing up for a move to a Champions League side.

He said: “I’m not gonna answer about my future club. Of course, I’d like to play Champions League in 2, 3 or 4 years.

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“I’m open to all the clubs, waiting for the best proposal for me and my family.”

Clubs could sign the Brazilian, who scored 165 goals in 169 games at youth level, for £51million due to a release clause inserted into his contract.





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