Chelsea have ordered their scouts to step up the global search for future world-class stars
The plan has been sanctioned by owner Roman Abramovich and manager Jose Mourinho, as they continue to sign up some of the games very best and most exciting players.
And Piet de Visser, who advises the West London club in his capacity as Abramovich’s personal talent scout, has admitted he will look to scout Brazil in the coming months.
As quoted on the Daily Mirror website, he said:“When I’m in Brazil, I watch more than the World cup matches. I watch loads of games in one day. I go to the favelas, to small neighbourhoods to see the real gems. I found Oscar at the age of 15. This World Cup could be his big moment.
“I found David Luiz, playing in Brazil’s Third Division. Everyone told me that he was not good enough, but I kept believing in him.
“It was via Benfica, but he finally did land at Chelsea. He is one of my favourite players. He will still get better.
“And it was in a similar way that I found Ramires.”