Fabrizio Romano responds to Chelsea transfer links with Premier League star and Brazilian wonderkid
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Fabrizio Romano has responded to two Chelsea transfer rumours that have been doing the rounds, taking to his Daily Briefing column to address the links with Crystal Palace defender Marc Guehi and Corinthians wonderkid Gabriel Moscardo.
Despite the Blues being linked with both players in recent times, it seems Romano is not receiving the same information as some other sources, as he played down links with both players.
Although Chelsea tried to sign Moscardo during the summer, it seems Paris Saint-Germain are now leading the race for his signature, or at least showing the strongest interest for the moment.
Discussing the Moscardo to Chelsea stories, Romano said: “According to my information, there is no agreement between Chelsea and Corinthians on Moscardo - it is not a done deal. Moscardo is a player Chelsea appreciate, but it is not correct to say that it is a done deal at this stage.
“Still, this will be one to watch for sure as Moscardo is expected to become a record sale for Corinthians this January. The expectation is for him to move, but although Chelsea like the player and tried to sign him before, my understanding is that this is not a done deal as things stand.
“One thing we can say now is that PSG will open talks to sign Gabriel Moscardo - they will speak to both Corinthians and the player’s agents. There are no further details yet, so let’s see what happens, the race is still open even if it currently looks like Chelsea are not going to bid for him.”
On the Guehi to Chelsea links, Romano added: “Although Guehi has been linked with Chelsea, I personally have no updates on his situation yet. He’s always been in the rumours in the last year or so but there was never a concrete negotiation, and it’s the same now.
“Top clubs like Chelsea following him is normal, but at this stage it’s nothing more concrete than that.”