Chelsea are reportedly weighing up a move for Brazilian midfielder Wanderson do Carmo.
The Blues sent scouts to watch him playing for his Swedish club GAIS against Brommapojkarna on Monday night, according to reports in Scandinavia.
The financially struggling club are ready to cash in on their free-scoring midfielder, who has struck 17 goals in 29 games for the Gothenburg outfit.
GAIS chairman Christer Wallin confirmed several clubs had been watching the 23-year-old, including two from Holland, but refused to confirm if Chelsea were among the admirers.
'I've heard (about Chelsea), but didn't receive confirmation,' Wallin told the Fotbolls Expressen newspaper. 'There should also have been two Dutch clubs there.
'For a large part of the season, often there have been four or five clubs were watching.
'It's been a tough year financially, we need to sell a player.'
It was GAIS's final home game of the season, which they lost 1-0, and had been billed as Wanderson's farewell match.
But he said: 'It is impossible to say. I have a contract with GAIS, but I know there is interest from some clubs in other countries. We must wait until there is a bid.'
Wanderson has spent three seasons in Sweden since joining from Brazilian minnows River Atletico Clube in 2007.
He is under contract until 2011 and has also been linked with Ajax, Heerenveen and Verona.
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