Chelsea to agree deal for £11.1m South-American forward

Premier League reigning Champions Chelsea have received a huge boost in their bid to capture Watford striker Richarlison who has been directly involved in nine goals so far this season — five goals and four assists.

The former Fluminense man who joined the Hornets for a fee of £11.1million in the summer on a five-year contract has been a long-time target for the Blues, but the struggling Premier League side failed to release him during the last transaction period.

There is a new hope that the Brazil Under-20 international could move to Chelsea in the summer as the player told Standard Sports that he might be tempted to join the West London club in the future as long as they meet up with Watford’s asking price and also his weekly wage.

Richarlison was in great form for Watford in the early part of the season, but the team’s poor performances overshadowed his brilliant individual display.

According to the Sport Journal, Chelsea will have to beat Arsenal and Tottenham to the player’s signature when he’s ready to end his stay at the Vicarage Road.

Richarlison confessed to the Standard Sports that moving to another club is currently out of bound for him as he is currently concerned about the team’s performance and how to help them return to form so as to avoid being relegated by the end of the season.

“At the moment my head is completely in Watford. I am not thinking about anything else and I want to help the team get as far as possible in the league. That is my objective, that is my focus and nothing else,” he concluded.

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