Chelsea go for Botafogo defender Doria

Brazil U20 defender Doria is interesting Chelsea.
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Brazil U20 defender Doria is interesting Chelsea.

The Daily Mail says the 18-year-old captains his country at Under 20 level and has been compared to Thiago Silva.

The Botafogo centre-back has also been watched closely by Tottenham who may yet enter the bidding.

Chelsea are understood to be willing to pay £8.2m for Doria but his club president Mauricio Assumpcao said: "Negotiations will depend on whether anyone wants to pay his buy-out fee of £11m."

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