Chelsea starlet target Bruma is in talks with Galatasaray over a deadline day move from Sporting Lisbon.
The Portuguese sensation, dubbed ‘the next Cristiano Ronaldo’, has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge this summer, with reports in August claiming the Blues would have to pay £25million to bring the player to England.
However, it’s the Turkish outfit who now appear at the front of the queue to sign the player, with the club confirming that they had begun formal negotiations with the 18-year-old.
"Galatasaray announce that formal negotiations have been opened with Sporting CP over the transfer of Armindo Tue Na Bangna (Bruma)," said Galatasaray in a statement on their official website.
Bruma is the latest in a long line of players to graduate from the Sporting academy, with Cristiano Ronaldo and Nani the highest profile in the past.
And, the talented teenager could certainly follow in the pair’s footsteps, having impressed for his country in the U20 World Cup this summer.
He scored five goals in just four games. However, it appears Chelsea will miss out on the youngster, with the Blues relatively quiet on transfer deadline day.
Jose Mourinho has courted Wayne Rooney for much of August, but the striker is no closer to a move to Stamford Bridge and a move is now highly unlikely.
And, the Chelsea boss would have to pull a transfer rabbit out of the hand to bring his young compatriot to west London in the coming hours.