Chelsea In Advanced Negotiations To Sign Chilean Midfielder

By on February 11, 2013

Despite the transfer window now being closed there will still be plenty of gossip doing the rounds in the newspapers, so we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest transfer rumours. Today, Chelsea close in on Chilean midfielder.

The agent of Chilean midfielder Cristian Cuevas claims Chelsea are in advanced negotiations to sign the youngster after tracking the player for several years, according to the Daily Mail.

Cuevas currently plays for Chilean outfit O’Higgins and has been in impressive form after breaking into the first team this season aged just 17 and has already been capped for the Chile Under-20 national side.

The Daily Mail claim Chelsea have so far offered £2.2 million for the left winger but O’Higgins are understood to be holding out for a deal worth nearer £3.4 million.

The player agent, Mauricio Valenzuela, has confirmed the European champions are in the final stages of negotiations and after monitoring Cuevas’ progress for several years, he could be heading to Stamford Bridge in the summer if a deal come be agreed between the two clubs.

Valenzuela is quoted as saying in the Mail:

‘The negotiations are very advanced with Chelsea.

‘There are still a few details, but the situation is very advanced.

‘We have been working on this for a while, the idea is that players can leave Chile and be successful.

Chelsea have been following him for a couple of years, and the offer was made due to his good performances’.

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The Blues seem to be keen on signing talent from South America in recent years with Cuevas potentially following Brazilian quartet Oscar, Ramires, David Luiz and Lucas Piazon to west London. At just 17, he’ll certainly be considered as one for the future but Chelsea fans may be hoping for more established names to be signed in the summer to help get the club get back challenging for the title.

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