ON THE FLY ANDREY SANTOS is set to arrive in London today ahead of his proposed move to Chelsea.
The Brazilian, 18, has been scouted by the likes of Manchester City, Newcastle and Barcelona this year, making him one of the most sought-after teenagers in world football.
Andrey Santos is travelling to London to finalise his move to Chelsea
Santos was tied up by his Vasco de Gama team-mates to stop him boarding the flight
Chelsea have agreed an £11million fee with Vasco de Gama for the youngster, according to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano.
And he reports the wonderkid is travelling to Chelsea HQ to undergo medical tests before completing a transfer.
However, Santos was jokingly tied up by his Vasco team-mates in a last-ditch attempt to keep him at the club.
Santos is set to put pen to paper on a long-term deal at Stamford Bridge.
And he will not be loaned back to Brazilian side Vasco de Gama, which means he could be part of Graham Potter’s first-team plans.
Santos is set to become Chelsea’s second winter signing following the £10.5m capture of David Datro Fofana.
But Chelsea could be set to complete several more deals with Potter eyeing Brighton star Moises Caicedo.
The Blues are also plotting a swoop for Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez and could activate his £105m release clause.
Chelsea could also land Monaco centre-back Benoit Badiashile after he agreed personal terms.
But the two clubs are yet to settle on a fee with Monaco demanding £53m to let him go.
Chelsea had hoped £35m would be enough to lure the 21-year-old away from France as he has just 18 months remaining on his contract.