Chelsea made a late attempt to hijack Richarlison’s move from Everton to Tottenham Hotspur.

This was revealed by Italian transfer expert, Fabrizio Romano, on Thursday.

According to him, the Blues failed in a bid to sign Richarlison ahead of their London rivals.

The Brazil forward is now set to join Spurs in a £60m transfer.

Romano tweeted: “Chelsea made an attempt to hijack Richarlison deal before agreement between Everton and Tottenham, in place since this morning for £60m.

“Spurs have full agreement with both EFC and Richarlison on personal terms. Just waiting for medical in Brazil and player signature.”

Transfer: Chelsea fail in last-minute attempt to hijack Richarlison deal