Chelsea close in on Cristian Cuevas

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Mauricio Valenzuela, the agent of Cristian Cuevas, reveals that Chelsea are in "advanced" negotiations to bring the player to Stamford Bridge.

Negotiations to bring highly-rated midfielder Cristian Cuevas to Chelsea are at an "advanced" stage, according to the player's agent.

Chilean side O'Higgins have confirmed that talks between the two clubs have taken place in regards to the 17-year-old's future.

Mauricio Valenzuela, the agent of the Chile Under-20 international, has now confirmed that a deal is close.

"The negotiations are very advanced with Chelsea," Valenzuela told Al Aire Libre en Cooperativa. "There are still a few details, but the situation is very advanced.

"We have been working on this for a while, the idea is that players can leave Chile and be successful.

"Chelsea had been following him for a couple of years, and the offer was made due to his good performances."

The midfielder will move to Stamford Bridge in the summer should the deal go through.

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