Chelsea reportedly left a strong impression on Endrick, yet still lost out to Real Madrid in the pursuit of the Palmeiras forward.

According to The Athletic, Endrick and his family were ‘impressed’ by the attempts the Blues made to seal his signature.

However, it was not enough to make the 16-year-old chose Stamford Bridge over Spain.

Apparently the teenager’s entourage found Todd Boehly and his team to be ‘more hesitant in committing to the financial terms’.

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Endrick picks Madrid over Chelsea

Madrid were seemingly more willing to pay whatever was required to beat the Premier League side to the signing of the young Brazilian.

They are edging closer to a deal worth £52m for Endrick, a package that will ensure the youthful attacker moves to the Bernabeu in 2024.

He will be 18 and free to head to Europe by the time his name will be printed on the back of the famous white jersey.

Chelsea had hoped to be the ones getting Endrick engraved on their shirts, but must now accept Los Blancos won the race.

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Boehly can instead turn his attention to other targets he could potentially land in January or the summer.

Mainly for players to bolster Graham Potter’s front line, which has been failing to deliver the goods in recent matches.

Christopher Nkunku is apparently all but sealed, with Joao Felix, Rafael Leao and Wilfried Zaha also possible options.

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