The agent of Sporting Lisbon winger Bruma has confirmed Chelsea's interest in signing the Portuguese U20 international this summer. The 18-year-old has been linked with a move to Stamford Bridge and will face competition from the Turkish champions, Galatasaray for the player's signature.
Burma's impressive run for Sporting during the last season has seen him being dubbed as the "new Cristiano Ronaldo." The Portuguese youngster has already hinted that he is considering his future with his current employers. And Chelsea's league rivals, Manchester United and Manchester City are also believed to be interested in signing the winger.
His agent, Catio Balde is aware of the growing interest from the top European clubs and revealed that Bruma will leave Sporting during the transfer window.
"I was in charge or presenting offers to Sporting. There are offers from foreign clubs, from Chelsea and from Galatasaray, worth €8million that could reach €12million. Right now, Bruma's mind is not on Sporting," Sky Sports quoted Balde as saying.
"From this moment on, considering that he is a highly-coveted player, it is possible that more offers will arrive, because I know that several clubs were waiting for the best moment to make a move," he added.
Meanwhile, Balde also revealed that few Sporting supporters even tried to kidnap his client, which has now seen Bruma to terminate his contract with the Portuguese outfit.
"We have pressed charges. This is a very serious and unpleasant matter, and it led to this decision," Bruma's agent concluded.
Chelsea Midfielder Hails Loan Spell in Germany
Meanwhile, Chelsea midfielder Kevin De Bruyne believes his season-long loan spell at Werder Bremen has been a successful learning period in his career. The Belgium international has returned to Stamford Bridge earlier this summer and is raring to prove his worth for the Blues.
"We had a difficult season with a lot of really young players who had almost no experience in the league, so it's very difficult, but I felt I had a good season and played a lot of minutes, and also with the national team which was very important for me," De Bruyne told the club's official website.
"I think I managed to have a good year and managed not to have my own injuries, so I was very happy," he added.