Despite it currently not being a transfer window, Chelsea are still in the process of securing a transfer deal.
After a busy January transfer window, there is no rest in negotiations for the club owners. Although this time around, it is a player departing.
This has been a very weird one with contrasting reports on it. Andrey Santos was expected to return from the South American Championships and become a Chelsea player as part of the squad for the rest of this season. However, it is now not happening, whether that is because the club had a work permit application rejected or not. But he’s about to now go out on loan for the rest of the season instead, according to Fabrizio Romano writing in his exclusive Substack column with CaughtOffside.
Santos is set to join Brazilian side Palmeiras on loan for the rest of this season so he can get development and game time.
Romano said: “At Palmeiras he can play regularly and also they have Copa Libertadores, an important factor. The deal is almost done, still waiting on documents to get it completed but Andrey Santos will join Palmeiras.”