Chelsea make surprise £13m bid to sign next South American wonderkid after Estevao Willian deal

Aaron Anselmino of Boca Juniors
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Chelsea continue to make moves for young talent from across the world. The transfer plan has been clear for all to see since Todd Boehly and Clearlake Capital took over the club in 2022.

Tie up young talent players on long-term contracts to build for the future. The Premier League may have closed their FFP loophole by stopping them amortising big transfer deals over seven and eight-year contracts, but it has not stopped their approach to signing youth stars of the future.

Estevao Willian is expected to complete a £51million deal from Palmeiras this summer. The 18-year-old has been likened to Lionel Messi and is expected to become a world star.

Now there's another South American wonderkid on the agenda for the Blues - Aaron Anselmino. Anselmino is a 19-year-old who currently plays for Boca Juniors in Argentina.

Anselmino is only just breaking through into the Boca team, having played just five matches for them last season. That is why it may come as something of a surprise that Chelsea are already making a move for the defender, based purely off his potential.

According to reports in Argentina, Chelsea have already made an offer "close to $17million", which would be around £13million. The offer, according to Argentine journalist Uriel Iugt is for a four-year contract.

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Argentina legend and Boca Juniors president Joan Roman Riquleme lauded the defender, despite his young age. He said: "He has developed a lot. With the growth, the head that he has and the desire to learn that he shows, he is on his way to being a great footballer.

"He is going to be a player for the national team. He is going to compete with the centre-backs."