Chelsea have ‘made an enquiry’ for Palmeiras centre-back Gustavo Gómez ahead of the summer transfer window.
That’s according to La Nacion, who say that sources in Brazil have confirmed there has been a move by the European champions.
This has also been confirmed by people ‘close to the player’, who have acknowledged that Chelsea have made a ‘survey’ for the 28-year-old.
Gómez, for those that don’t know him, has been at Palmeiras since 2018 when he initially joined on loan from AC Milan.
He’s established himself as a key player for the Brazilian side since, with them winning the Brazilian title, Brazilian cup and Copa Libertadores in his time at the club.
He made the move permanent last year and signed a four-year deal in the process, so Chelsea will ‘have to pay the millions demanded by Palmeiras’ if they do pursue a deal.
At the minute they seem to be just making enquiries and with this coming from Paraguay and not Brazil, we’ll have to take it with a pinch of salt for the time being.
Chelsea do want a centre-back this summer, though, that’s been established, and Gómez’s name can now be added to the list.