Chelsea join the race to sign Liverpool-linked Fabio Sturgeon

According to reports in Portugal, Chelsea are rivaling Liverpool for the signature of Belenenses forward Fabio Sturgeon.

Chelsea may be top of the Premier League table and many people's favourites to win the title, but that doesn't mean that manager Jose Mourinho will rest on his laurels in the transfer market.

The Blues have recently gained a reputation for purchasing some of the world's brightest young players before farming them out on loan around the globe.

It seems that they aren't content with the 25 players they already have out on loan, as Mourinho is reportedly interested in a deal to sign Belenenses youngster Fabio Sturgeon - who would surely be another player to be loaned out for development should Chelsea sign him.

Sturgeon, 20, primarily plays as a winger, and has an interesting quirk about him. Whilst he was born in Setubal in Portugal, his father is English and he qualifies to play for the Three Lions - even though so far, he's been a fixture of Portugal's Under-20 and Under-21 sides.

Yet what Sturgeon is probably best known for is being linked with Liverpool. The Reds were heavily linked with a £2.5m move to sign Sturgeon earlier this season, and the situation could resemble that of Mohamed Salah last season.

The Egyptian looked set to move from Basel to Liverpool in the January transfer window, only for Mourinho to swoop in and take him to Stamford Bridge.

Reds boss Brendan Rodgers is having a tough enough time as it is, but O Jogo report that Chelsea have Sturgeon on their radar - which would a be a blow for Liverpool, with Mourinho's standing in Portugal a big draw for players from there.

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