According to reports from UOL, Brazilian youngster Gabriel Barbosa has rejected the advances of Premier League giants Chelsea.
Chelsea may have splashed a whopping £33 million to secure the services of Belgian international striker Michy Batshuayi recently but with the future of Diego Costa in doubt (Daily Mail), it is believed that the Blues are in the market to sign another striker this summer.
The report state that Chelsea had tabled a bid in the region of around £25 million for Barbosa but any prospective transfer looks unlikely to come into fruition as the young striker has rejected the advances of the Blues and is committed to staying put at Santos for the time being.
Barbosa is considered as one of the finest young players to have emerged from Brazilian football in recent times and the striker managed to prove his worth during the Copa America Centenario in the United States earlier in the summer.
Will Chelsea regret missing out on Barbosa?