Crystal Palace eyeing Chelsea midfielder Andrey Santos, set to conclude disappointing loan spell at Nottingham Forest with minimal playing time

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Chelsea midfielder Andrey Santos has interest from Crystal Palace as he prepares to end his loan at Nottingham Forest. 

The Brazilian played just 97 minutes of first-team football since his move to the City Ground in the summer.

He featured during Forest’s EFL Cup loss against Burnley in August and their 3-0 Premier League defeat by Liverpool in October. 

Santos, 19, can only move to another team in England, as FIFA limits clubs to just seven overseas loanees and Chelsea’s spots are already filled.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side signed the midfielder from Vasco de Gama for £18million in January 2023, beating several other Premier League sides to the race his signature, including Manchester City and Newcastle. 

Andrey Santos is set to end his loan deal with Nottingham Forest later this January

Crystal Palace are interested in the Chelsea youngster, who joined the club last year

Crystal Palace are interested in the Chelsea youngster, who joined the club last year

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He joined Forest in the summer of last year, but failed to receive game time under Steve Cooper and has also not featured under their new boss Nuno Espirito Santo. 

The 19-year-old received his first senior cap for Brazil last year, featuring in a 2-1 defeat by Morocco back in March. 

Roy Hodgson, meanwhile, may look to Santos as midfield cover after Cheick Doucoure suffered a ruptured achilles in November that could rule him out for the remainder of the season.

Santos has featured just twice for Nottingham Forest since joining the club playing 97 minutes

Santos has featured just twice for Nottingham Forest since joining the club playing 97 minutes

With Chelsea's overseas loan spots already filled, Santos can only move to another club in England

With Chelsea’s overseas loan spots already filled, Santos can only move to another club in England

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Meanwhile, Chelsea winger Alex Matos is joining Huddersfield Town on loan but Zak Sturge has been recalled from Peterborough. 

The 19-year-old Norwich Academy graduate joined Chelsea in the summer and made his Premier League debut for the club, coming on in their 2-0 win against Fulham back in October. 

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