Brazilian talent Endrick visited Chelsea’s training ground with his family as Thiago Silva walked them around the facility.
The 16-year-old has become one of Europe’s most sought-after prospects after making his Palmeiras debut in October. He became the youngest player to play for the senior team and has since scored three goals in just six games.
Chelsea are interested in signing the youngster but will face competition from European giants Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain, who will also be working to strike a deal to sign Endrick on his 18th birthday.
Barcelona, Ajax, Benfica, Manchester City, Liverpool and Arsenal have also sent scouts to monitor the star, who has scored 165 goals in 169 games as an academy player.
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Chelsea interested in reaching an early deal
The London team is already laying the groundwork according to The Times, as the club welcomed the teenager and his family to their training complex with Brazilian legend Silva in attendance.
Endrick is expected to cost a hefty fee, however his parents want to ensure he has a “path and environment for the striker to thrive”.