20-year-old set to undergo medical ahead of surprise move to Stamford Bridge

Fabrizio Romano has reported that Renato Veiga is set to undergo his medical ahead of completing his surprise move to Chelsea.

It was reported on Friday that Chelsea had agreed a deal to sign the Portugal under-20 international for €14m from Swiss side FC Basel.

If everything goes to plan Veiga will become Chelsea’s sixth summer signing after Tosin Adarabioyo, Estevao Willian, Omari Kellyman, Marc Guiu and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall.

Veiga set to undergo Chelsea medical

The move came as a surprise given there had been no links to Veiga in the media, but it appears Chelsea have now landed the left footed defender they were looking for.

The Blues had been linked with Bologna’s Riccardo Calafiori but never actually made a bid, with the Italian closing in on a move to Arsenal.

In fact Veiga was actually signed by Basel as Calafiori’s replacement last summer when the Italy international left to join Bologna.

Renato Veiga in action for FC Basel.
Veiga is set to undergo his medical ahead of his move to Chelsea.

Chelsea seem to be progressing quickly on the deal for Veiga and Romano has reported the 20-year-old is set to undergo his medical.

He took to X.com and said:

“Renato Veiga, set to undergo medical as new Chelsea player.

“Portuguese talent to sign contract valid until June 2032.

“Chelsea will pay €14m to Basel and there will be no add-ons or sell-on. Veiga could also play as fullback in Chelsea plans. Exclusive story, confirmed.”

The Portuguese can play at left back, centre back and in midfield, and Maresca is believed to have been looking for a player of his profile who can play full back and invert into midfield.

The imminent arrival of Veiga will raise more question marks over the future of Ben Chilwell, who seemingly doesn’t fit the way Maresca wants to play.

Veiga will be assessed in pre-season before a decision is taken on whether he will be part of the squad for the upcoming season, but Chelsea will need to offload a couple of defenders in the squad to make room for their latest addition.

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