Chelsea advance talks to sign South-American star from major rivals

Talks playing up inside Manchester United say the Red Devils could ready up out-of-favour Andreas Pereira for sale in January.

The Brazilian international has been couched and sidelined for many a reason this season, but most punctuated so far is his inability to break into Mourinho’s plan.

He has yet to get a hold of the Portuguese’s attention, and lack of regular game time already has him on United’s offloading bandwagon set for January, next year.

The midfielder’s looming exit has spiked interests in clubs who are looking to sew their midfield with a cheap sum over the winter transfer.

Pereira is reportedly valued in the region of 10 million pounds, and has a list of club names in the running for his services.

Premier League rivals Chelsea are in the bunch, according to reports in England.

Mateo Kovacic’s future is heavy with doubts, finding a replacement makes sense now.

However, the Blues could be forced and knocked out of the competition should United rebut a sale to the former English champions.

They won’t be out of options for his transfer because Inter, Valencia and Monaco have also been linked with moves for Pereira.