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Andre Gomes - Is he Chelsea's next signing?

Chelsea have been linked with signing Andre Gomes - Who is he?

Chelsea have been linked with signing Nemanja Matic from Benfica on numerous occasions, but the latest reports have suggested that the west London club want to swoop for one of his teammates.

Portuguese newspaper A Bola states that: "Mourinho is pushing Roman Abramovich to make a financial effort to bring the player of 19 years to Stamford Bridge this summer already."

So who exactly is Andre Gomes and what do Chelsea fans need to know about him?

Here are five facts...

1) Andre Gomes is a 19-year-old central midfielder who plays for Benfica, but began his footballing career in his early teens with rivals Porto.

2) He is the current captain of Portugal's under-20 team, playing in their recent World Cup win at the tournament over Nigeria last week.

3) Gomes is already part of Benfica's first team, making 18 first team appearances in all competitions last season, scoring two goals and providing six assists.

4) He signed a contract extension during the season which takes him up until 2019 at Benfica, with a staggering buyout clause of €30 million Euros.

5) Gomes only made his debut for Benfica last October, and scored just 45 minutes into the 3-0 win over Gil Vicente.

He has a penchant for scoring long-range strikes, check him out in action below...

Is Gomes worth pursuing? At what price?

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