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Robert Kenedy has previously indicated he would be open to joining Chelsea, but his agent insists there is nothing concrete from the Premier League sideGetty

Chelsea have not yet made an offer for Brazilian starlet Robert Kenedy, according to the player's agent.

Earlier in May, the Blues sealed a deal for another highly rated youngster from Brazil in 19-year-old midfielder Nathan. The Atletico Paranaense starlet appeared to confirm the move on Instagram, posting a picture showing him signing papers with the Premier League club with the caption "A dream is coming true".

Jose Mourinho's side are now eager to add Fluminense youngster Kenedy, whose debut season in Brazil's Serie A has brought him to the attention of a string of European giants, including Juventus and Manchester United.

Reports have suggested Chelsea are in pole position to add to their growing Brazilian contingent in west London, with former Blues midfielder Deco acting as an intermediary in preliminary talks with Kenedy. But the youngster's agent, Evandro Ferreira, has denied talk of a formal offer.

Speaking to Calcio Mercato, Evandro said: "There is nothing concrete with Chelsea, it is only speculation. To date there is no official offer to come from any European team, and no Italian team has looked for me so far."

Reports suggest Fluminense will be looking for a fee in the region of €12m (£8.6m, $13.4) for Kenedy, who has been capped seven times for Brazil's Under-20 ranks.

The forward has already indicated he would be open to a move to Stamford Bridge and highlighted the presence of a number of his countrymen in west London as a big incentive.

"Of course, I am happy to play for Fluminense but it is my ambition to one day play in Europe," he said. "I like Chelsea because of players like Oscar and Ramires. I like the whole team."

Should Chelsea sign Kenedy, they are likely to face work permit issues that could force the club to send the player out on loan next season.

The Blues have dealt with such issues in the past by sending youngsters to Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem, while the club are also expected to have a similar arrangement in place with Belgian outfit Royal Mouscron-Peruwelz in time for next season.