Chelsea are reportedly set to launch an astonishing offer for Real Madrid attacker Vinicius Jr this summer.
According to El Nacional, the English side are set to table a bid around €150 million for Vinicius Jr.
The former Flamengo man has also attracted the interest of Manchester United and Paris Saint Germain due to his impressive performances for Real Madrid.
Chelsea are preparing for another busy summer in view and they want to put all hands on deck in order to avoid the dismal season they had last campaign.
The 2-time Champions League winners spent an amount in excess of over £100 million, precisely £106.8 million to break the British record transfer fee by signing Enzo Fernandez.
Chelsea set to break the British record transfer fee once again
It appears they are also prepared to shatter that record once more as they want to splash a staggering €150 million to acquire Vinicius Jr.
Reports have indicated that the Brazilian International could exit Real Madrid this summer due to being subjected to a series of racist abuse.
The English Premier League appears to be a league that could welcome the 22-year-old into their fold and he might continue to blossom like he has done with Los Merengues.
Vinicius Jr assisted Real Madrid in lifting the 2021/22 UEFA Champions League title scoring the defining goal in the final.
He also helped the Spanish giants to the La Liga crown in the 2021/22 campaign albeit they have been dethroned by Barcelona.
The Brazil International hasn’t slowed down as well in terms of quality and momentum as he has continued in his sublime individual form.
Vinicius Jr has scored an impressive 23 goals and provided 21 assists in 54 games for Real Madrid this season.
Real Madrid would end the season with their first Copa Del Ray title since the 2013/14 season alongside the UEFA Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup.
They certainly would have hoped for more when the season commenced.
Meanwhile, Carlo Ancelotti has in recent weeks reaffirmed his confidence that Vinicius Jr won’t leave the Spanish capital despite several racist abuses that he has received this campaign.
Ancelotti when questioned over the Vinicius Jr’s state of mind and his commitments to Real Madrid, he said: “He knows very well that his future has to be here and the fact of leaving is not in his head.
“He feels that he wants to work for Real Madrid because he is in love with the club.”
If Vinicius makes a switch to Chelsea, he should have a guaranteed position in the starting XI of the club and he would be deposing Raheem sterling to the bench.
Arguably one of the best players in the world currently with his explosive qualities, even Real Madrid legendary midfielder Guti rates him higher than Kylian Mbappe.
Vinicius Jr has scored 73 goals and provided 69 assists in 278 games so far in his career.
Anyway, it would be an herculean task for Chelsea if they are to land the Brazilian who would have to let go of Champions League football, if he is to join the Stamford Bridge side.