Chelsea are reportedly close to signing Joao Felix on loan from Atletico Madrid in the January transfer window. Arsenal and Manchester United were also showing serious interest in signing him on loan.
However, the Portuguese forward is excited about the project of the new Blues owners. Joao Felix will also sign a one-year contract extension with the La Liga side to protect his transfer value.
CHELSEA AND JOAO FELIX TRANSFER LINKS FULL STORY
According to reports, Chelsea are close to completing the loan signing of Joao Felix from Atletico Madrid. The report also claims that the Blues will pay an 11 million loan fee. They will also pay all of the forward’s wages during his loan spell. It also claims that the loan deal will not have any buy option clause. This is because a number of reports are claiming that manager Diego Simeone will leave the club before the start of the next season. Hence, there are full chances that the new manager would like to keep Joao Felix at the club.
Chelsea are also happy to have him on loan. This is because goals are drying up for them under Graham Potter. Hence, Joao Felix is a great option to have in the attacking department. Another reason is the injury of Armando Broja. The forward is out for the whole. There are also chances that he might miss the start of the next season. Hence, there is a chance that Felix will start all the games for the Blues in the second half of the season.
ARSENAL AND MANCHESTER UNITED WERE ALSO MONITORING HIS SITUATION
The report also claims that Arsenal and Manchester United were also monitoring his situation. They were also showing serious interest in signing him. However, it looks like both the clubs were not ready to pay his 11 million dollar loan fee for only 6 months. The report also claims that the Gunners are focusing on signing Mykhaylo Mudryk. Whereas, Manchester United are focusing on signing Wout Weghorst. Hence, it looks like Chelsea took advantage of the situation.
Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has also said that the Joao Felix deal should be done in the next 24-48 hours. Both clubs are already close to completing the paperwork for the deal. A report also claims that this will not be the last deal for Chelsea in the January transfer window. The Blues are also pursuing deals for a young midfielder and a right-back to cover for the injury of Reece James. Hence, it looks like the Blues officials are going to be busy in January.
Chelsea are also negotiating contract extensions with Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, and Thiago Silva. Hence, it is clear that Graham Potter also wants to keep the senior players around at the club. The report also claims that the negotiations are positive. Hence, it looks like this could be an exciting January transfer window for the Blues fans.
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