Reports have claimed that Real Madrid believe they are the favourites to pull off a deal to sign Brazilian wonderkid Endrick.

According to 90min, the La Liga side had representatives present for his latest appearance for the first team of Palmeiras.

Chelsea had been reportedly interested in securing a deal for the 16-year-old.

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Endrick put himself firmly amongst the headlines again, as he became his club’s youngest goalscorer as well as their youngest ever player.

After coming on at half-time in the game against Athletico Paranaense, he quickly showed his quality by setting up a goal, before heading home his own.

90min have now claimed that figures from Madrid were present to watch the youngster, and they have a belief that a deal is all but in place for the Brazilian.

Chelsea to be beat to Endrick

Endrick will be able to move to Europe from 2024, and is certain to be a promising striker for the next 15 years.

Reports had claimed that Todd Boehly was hopeful of pulling off the deal. He had seemingly come across the youngster when looking to begin his multi-club empire in Brazil.

The American has been openly keen to add young talents for the future, whilst also strengthening the first team where needed.

He added Gabriel Slonina and Cesare Casadei to Chelsea’s ranks for big money over the summer. This is despite knowing that neither would be involved in first team football straight away.

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However, the signing of Carney Chukwuemeka has certainly been made for this season.

After reportedly impressing in training for a number of weeks, he has begun to be involved in first team matches, particularly being trusted with a long cameo in the key match against Manchester United.

Even if they don’t secure Endrick, you can be sure that they will be on the hunt for the next big thing elsewhere.

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