Premier League giants Chelsea are reportedly preparing a £112million move for a Liverpool target.
There are reports that Enzo Fernandez is now close to moving to Chelsea. After the west London club have agreed a payment structure in principle with Benfica for a fee of £112 million. The Blues, who sit eighth in the Premier League table, are keen to invest heavily this month and have already agreed with Monaco for Benoit Badiagil as they look to bring in a new midfielder. join the UFABET team as well
Chelsea’s new-look scout team identified Fernandez. The World Cup winner is the ideal signing to strengthen their aging midfield. Although Benfica Will insists he will only leave if his £106m release clause is paid in full. And that could become a major obstacle for Chelsea. been caught up in negotiations for weeks Although Fernandez Will agree to personal terms with the club and then
Now, Sky Sport Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio claims the two sides have reached a compromise and talks have progressed a lot, with Todd Bohli set to break the club’s transfer record. Chelsea have agreed to pay in excess of the 21-year-old’s release clause in exchange for Benfica. Accept payment in installments This brings the total cost of the deal up to £112m, but will be paid in three installments over each of the next three transfer windows, with each installment totaling around £37m.
Chelsea could risk breaching Financial Fair Play rules if they agreed to pay the entire transfer fee in one go. The final details of the deal are currently being negotiated and there is confidence from all parties that a transfer deal can be finalized quickly. Benfica are preparing to find a successor and will once again look at the Argentina team. This time, his target is Racing’s Carlos Alcaraz, who is expected to be worth around £15m.
Chelsea boss Graham Potter Including the club’s scouting team Have pointed out that the midfield is a major weakness. While they are likely to lose both Jorginho and N’Golo Kante on a free transfer. In the summer when his contract expired, Benfica spent around £17m on Fernandez in June. It means they can make huge profits. Although the former club River Plate will also be entitled to the transfer fee.
Fernandez was not given a work permit to join an English club in the summer. Although he had not started playing for Argentina at the time, his role in the World Cup changed his situation. He has shone brightly in both the Portuguese league and Champions League this season, contributing one goal and four assists in 19 appearances across two competitions. And Chelsea feel he has the ability and potential to command midfield over the next decade.