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Chelsea joins golf equipment throughout Europe in pursuit of Brazil goalkeeper


Chelsea are reported to be contemplating a transfer for Athletico Paranaense goalkeeper Bento, who’s linked with plenty of different golf equipment in England and Europe.

Bento has shortly risen to develop into Athletico’s primary stopper since 2022 and not too long ago impressed on the worldwide stage after making his debut for Brazil.

The 24-year-old confronted England in an first worldwide pleasant this month, handed his debut with each Alisson Becker and Ederson injured. He was capable of preserve a clear sheet in opposition to the Three Lions, an accolade that has caught the eye of recruiters throughout Europe.

Chelsea might contemplate a deal for Bento to repair their present goalkeeper state of affairs. The Blues have used each Robert Sanchez and Djordje Petrovic thus far this season, but they’re in want of a extra dependable everlasting primary option to strengthen their defence.

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Pochettino will look to strengthen his defence / Gaspafotos/MB Media/GettyImages

In response to Globo Esporte in Brazil, Inter and Benfica are each additionally eyeing Bento, whereas Premier League duo Nottingham Forest and Wolves have additionally proven curiosity.

The goalkeeper’s inventory has risen dramatically following his Brazil debut and Athletico will likely be searching for a sizeable payment to let him go. They rejected a £12.5m provide from an unnamed membership in January and will likely be hoping to earn considerably extra.

The Brazilian is engaging to golf equipment in mainland Europe, along with his Italian passport making a switch extra easy. He’s additionally properly positioned to develop into Brazil’s new primary sooner or later.

Bento gave a composed efficiency at Wembley and once more when going through Spain. He conceded three objectives in opposition to the latter, though two had been penalties. For Athletico, Bento has conceded simply six objectives throughout 11 apearances of the 2024 Parana state championship, recording 5 clear sheets.