Chelsea are considering a move to sign Sporting Lisbon forward Bruma, according to the Metro.
The 18-year-old is one of the brightest prospects of Portuguese football and broke through the first team after coming through the ranks of the club's academy. The report claims that Jose Mourinho has long been an admirer of his compatriot and had already planned on signing the forward, while with his former club, Real Madrid.
However, after the disappointing end to last season, the Spanish capital club parted ways with the Portuguese boss and he is now keen on bringing Bruma to Stamford Bridge. The teenager has one year left on his current deal with Sporting and has denied signing a contract extension.
The Lisbon club are now looking to cash in on the player this summer, rather than letting him go for free a year later. The Europa League winners are looking to take advantage of the situation and make an offer for his services this summer.
Bruma is representing the national side for the ongoing 2013 FIFA U20 World Cup in Turkey. The forward has been in prolific form for the Portuguese side and has already netted four times in the competition. His brilliant performance and his style of play has seen him being dubbed as the "new Cristiano Ronaldo."
Meanwhile, Bruma is aware of the growing interest for his signature and was delighted with the recent rumours linking him with a move away from Sporting.
"It's always nice to hear and to know of the interest of big clubs but I'm not thinking about it. I have people working on these issues and for now my main concern is to help my team to get as far in the Under-20 World Cup," the Metro quoted Bruma as saying.
In addition to this, Bruma has now set his eyes on following Ronaldo's footsteps and emulate his form.
"I really like Cristiano Ronaldo. I think he's got the lot as a player and I don't mind saying that I try to copy what he does. Who knows, I might be able to achieve what he's done one day? He and Nani are two players I admire, and I hope to play alongside them in the same team one day so I can carry on learning," Bruma explained.