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31 July 2017

Watford to beat Chelsea and Manchester United to signing of Brazilian wonderkid Richarlison

CHELSEA and Manchester United are set to be pipped to the signing of Brazilian wonderkid Richarlison by Premier League rivals Watford.

Reports in Brazil claim the 20-year-old striker is set to turn down interest from the Premier League big boys, as well as Dutch outfit Ajax, to sign for the Hertfordshire club.

Richarlison has impressed for Fluminese and for the Brazilian national youth teams
Richarlison has impressed for Fluminese and for the Brazilian national youth teams
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Marco Silva could be beating Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho to the signing of Richarlison
Marco Silva could be beating Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho to the signing of Richarlison
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The Fluminense star, 20, is on the radar of AC Milan, Inter Milan and Sampdoria after a number of stellar performances.

The pacey Brazil Under-20s star likes to play out wide and is a nightmare for defenders with his awkward style and low centre of gravity.

He also has an eye for goal and has managed ten strikes in 21 league matches so far this season.

Chelsea have invested heavily in a Brazilian scouting network to keep tabs on the South American powerhouse’s top young talents.

But The Blues look to have been beaten to the signature by Marco Silva’s side.

He is likely to be loaned out once he has signed however, with it looking unlikely he would be able to gain a work permit.

Richarlison could join Watford from Fluminese, and then be loaned out to a European club
Richarlison could join Watford from Fluminese, and then be loaned out to a European club
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Richarlison continues to impress as he starts for Brazil U20 national side
Richarlison continues to impress as he starts for Brazil U20 national side
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He could get one if he spends two years with another club in the EU.

Ajax were close to signing Richarlison at the weekend, but the Brazilian decided to pull out of a move to the Eredivisie.

Manchester United and Chelsea look to have been pipped to the signing of Brazil's next big thing
Manchester United and Chelsea look to have been pipped to the signing of Brazil’s next big thing
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