's cookie policy has been updated. Our website has been developed in a way to allow you to read all our articles even when cookies are disabled but third party cookies may be placed on your machine to track your use of our website. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive these cookies, alternatively, click "TELL ME MORE" for more information including opt-out instructions.

LATEST NEWS 11:37 Would Harry Kane Thrive Overseas? He is one of the hottest properties around in English football and rumours persist that he is high on Real ... 15:45 Mauricio Pochettino admits draw against Liverpool is a fair result Tottenham Hotspur head coach Mauricio Pochettino admits this afternoon's 1-1 draw against Liverpool was a ...

Arsene Wenger insists: Olivier Giroud is not just a substitute here at Arsenal Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger believes striker Olivier Giroud can still be an asset in his squad this season. The Frenchman has struggled to enjoy regular first team football at the... - Read article
Arsene Wenger admits Top Four finish is difficult for Arsenal Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says a Top Four finish will not be easy to achieve for his side despite a vital 2-1 win away at Middlesbrough. The Gunners are currently sixth in the... - Read article
Arsene Wenger explains when striker Lucas will be back in action Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger says he has no new injury concerns after the mid-week draw at home against Paris Saint-Germain. Defender Hector Bellerin and midfielder Santi Cazorla are... - Read article

Chelsea Jersey
» Transfer Rumours

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants highly-rated midfielder - scouts are already monitoring his progress


Chelsea manager Antonio Conte has sent scouts to Rio to monitor the progress of Santos midfielder Thiago Maia, The Sun has revealed.

The 19-year-old was involved in yesterday's 1-1 draw between Brazil and South Africa as he featured alongside Barcelona's Neymar in Brazil's offensive department.

According to the report, he is a main target for the Italian together with Romelu Lukaku and Kalidou Koulibaly.

In May, the player confessed that his dream is to play for Paris Saint-Germain but also that it's too early to leave Santos.

"I have a lot to learn, I want to win trophies and have my picture on the wall before leaving Santos," he was quoted as saying by Samba Foot.

"I need more experience, tricks, more precise in my runs, make more passes, and become more complete. I'm learning from the veterans here, Ricardo Oliveira, Elano, Renato and David Braz.

"[My dream club in Europe?] PSG. I don't know the reason! I'm a friend of Marquinhos, he showed me photos, and the structure is monstrous. I liked his shirt and their uniform."

Featured in article
Thiago Maia