Chelsea on the brink of signing Benfica's Diego Moreira

Chelsea is almost ready to complete the transfer of winger Diego Moreira, 18, from Benfica

Moreira, who plays for Benfica’s B team but has made two appearances for the senior team, has a number of clubs interested in signing him as his contract in Portugal is about to expire.

Moreira has drawn interest from Paris Saint-Germain, but insiders have told 90min that Chelsea are currently dominating the fight for his services and are close to concluding a deal.

As part of Chelsea’s Vision 2030, which is the moniker given to the Blues’ goal to load their academy with elite stars and produce an inflow of first-team talent over the next ten years, Moreira is anticipated to become the newest kid to head to Stamford Bridge. Moreira, a tricky left winger who was born in Belgium but represented Portugal at the youth level, is renowned for his lightning-quick pace and dribbling skills.

He contributed significantly to Benfica’s victory in the 2021/22 UEFA Youth League, a competition that Chelsea is extremely familiar with, by scoring four goals and providing assists on another five to lead the Portuguese team to their first-ever victory in the league.

Moreira has long been hailed as a future star of the game, often compared to players like Nani and Leroy Sane for his love of dribbling. While clubs like PSG and AC Milan have tried to woo him away from Benfica, Chelsea is expected to prevail in the competition for his services.

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