CHELSEA'S transfer target Bruno Guimaraes scored in front of Blues scouts to bolster his rising reputation.
The defensive midfielder, 21, has a £36million release clause at Brazilian side Athletico Paranaense.
Bruno Guimaraes bagged the only goal of the game in the first leg of the Copa do Brasil final, smashing into the top cornerCredit: Reuters
And he no doubt impressed the interested onlookers by bagging the only goal of the game in the first leg of the Copa do Brasil final.
Up against Internacional, Guimaraes scored just before the hour mark after some neat build up play on the edge of the area.
His right-footed strike found the top corner of Marcelo Lomba's net to give Athletico a slender advantage.
According to GloboEsporte, Chelsea had club representatives "in the Athletico box" to watch Guimaraes in action.
Of course any prospective transfer would only take place once Chelsea's transfer ban is lifted or ends.
But Shakhtar, Inter Milan, Lille and Napoli are all thought to be interested in the holding midfielder.
And it seems a move to Europe is imminent for Guimaraes, who broke into Athletico's first team last year.
Regarded as a late bloomer, the playmaker has racked up 32 senior appearances in Brazil.
But the news that Chelsea are monitoring a defensive midfielder will increase worries that they could lose N'Golo Kante.
SunSport has reported that Zinedine Zidane wants Real Madrid to launch a £100million bid to sign N'Golo Kante next summer.
Real boss Zidane has been a long-term admirer of the Chelsea star ever since he played a key role in helping Leicester win the Premier League.
The Athletic now say Zidane has told his bosses in Madrid that they should make a serious effort to sign the 28-year-old at the end of this season.
Guimaraes is mobbed by fans and team-mates after giving his Athletico Paranaense a slender advantageCredit: Reuters
Chelsea may have to look for a new holding midfielder if Real Madrid sign N'Golo KanteCredit: AFP or licensors