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Chelsea transfer news: Deivid Washington signs from Santos with Djordje Petrovic set for medical

Deivid Washington, 18, has completed his move from Santos to Chelsea in a deal worth £17.1m; New England Revolution goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic will compete with Robert Sanchez after exits of Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga; Blues to pay £14m for Serbia international

Djordje Petrovic and Deivid Washington are closing in on moves to Chelsea
Image: Djordje Petrovic is set for a medical, while Deivid Washington has completed his move to Chelsea

Chelsea have signed forward Deivid Washington from Santos for £17.1m (€20m) on a seven-year deal.

The club will now make a decision about whether the 18-year-old Brazilian will be part of Mauricio Pochettino's first-team squad this season or go on loan to get regular first-team football.

Meanwhile, goalkeeper Djordje Petrovic is expected to have a medical with the Blues in the next 24 to 48 hours.

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Chelsea will pay a fee in the region of £14m, including performance-related add-ons, to New England Revolution for Petrovic and have agreed personal terms with the Serbia international.

Petrovic will be Chelsea's second major goalkeeper signing this summer, after Robert Sanchez joined from Brighton in a £25m deal following Kepa Arrizabalaga's loan move to Real Madrid and Edouard Mendy's transfer to Al Ahli.

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Former Liverpool and Chelsea goalkeeper Brad Friedel backs New England Revolution's Petrovic to make a big impact at Chelsea and backs him to be the club's future No 1 goalkeeper

The 23-year-old has been a standout performer for New England Revolution, keeping seven clean sheets in 22 MLS games this term.

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The Monday Night Football panel discuss the potential of Mauricio Pochettino's Chelsea side and the club's transfer strategy

Jamie Carragher speaking on Monday Night Football:

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"What you would say about Chelsea is that they have actually impressed in these two games. I thought they played well against Liverpool, I thought they played well against West Ham.

"But when you spend that amount of money it does feel strange when not many of us are putting Chelsea in the top four. Now that doesn't mean it won't happen. But not many are saying that squad, with that amount of money spent on it, will finish top four. That does not seem right to me for that amount of money.

"I do feel, even though I have been really impressed with them in those two games, if you asked me how many players they need to challenge Manchester City - and I am not talking about winning the league - I still think they need a goalkeeper even though they have just signed Robert Sanchez. I still think they need a top centre-half because Thiago Silva is 38.

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"I don't think there is an out-and-out goalscorer. Your goalscorer does not have to be your centre-forward because Liverpool's is Mohamed Salah and he plays on the right wing. So it is not a dig at Nicolas Jackson, he has only just come to the club and I have been impressed with him.

"But if you look at those important positions it still feels like four players need to come in just to challenge Manchester City and that does not feel right given the amount of money they have spent."

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