Officials at Stamford Bridge have confirmed Santos’ availability for Mauricio Pochettino next season after he excelled in the pre-season friendly win over Wrexham.Read more: Chelsea boost as Andrey Santos secures work permit in bid for first-team role
The 19-year-old midfielder first had a work permit rejected in January but is now free to play in the Premier League.
The one-time Brazil international has been training under Pochettino since joining up with the squad on July 3.
antos is currently in Philadelphia ahead of the Premier League Summer Series, which starts against Brighton this weekend.Read more: Chelsea boost as Andrey Santos secures work permit in bid for first-team role
Chelsea have not confirmed whether or not he will be part of Pochettino’s first-team plans after pre-season but he has a real chance of winning a place to avoid going out on loan.
He chose the Blues over Newcastle when he joined for £18million from Vasco da Gama in the January transfer window.