Atletico Madrid have reportedly offered Chelsea the chance to sign Joao Felix in the summer transfer window. However, they will have to spend 100 million on the Portuguese forward.
Although, the demands could drastically reduce in the coming days. This is because the relationship between Diego Simeone and Felix is beyond repair at the moment.
CHELSEA AND JOAO FELIX TRANSFER LINKS FULL STORY
According to reports, Atletico Madrid have offered Chelsea the chance to sign Joao Felix in the January transfer window. The report also claims that the La Liga giants are asking 100 million for the Portuguese forward. It also claims that Atletico sees him as one of the valuable assets that they can sell to balance the books for this financial year. There are many players that are put on the transfer list by Diego Simeone. However, Joao Felix is the by far the biggest name on the list.
The report also claims that Atletico Madrid have suffered big losses in this year. This is because of their failure to sell their fringe players. Another reason, they have also failed to qualify for the knockout round in the Champions League. Hence, it is important that they balance their financial books for this year. Therefore, this is where Chelsea can take the advantage of their financial situation. Madrid manager Diego Simeone is also very much open to selling the forward.
THE PORTUGUESE FORWARD ONLY WANTS A MOVE TO THE TEAMS WITH CHAMPIONS LEAGUE FOOTBALL
According to reports, Aston Villa were the first one to approach Joao Felix for a January transfer move. However, the forward has no interest in moving to Villa. This is because of their current position. He is also not impressed with the city. Newcastle United are also monitoring the situation. However, Felix is also expected to reject the approaches of the Magpies. However, Newcastle are currently 3rd in the Premier League this season. Hence, European football is a possibility for them in the next season.
However, Felix is not short of options. Chelsea and Arsenal are also ready to make moves for the Portuguese forward. Hence, he has options for the clubs that have European football currently. The report also claims that the Blues are the favorites to sign him in the January transfer window. This is because they can also offer him a pay rise. Hence, the Gunners will have to put the grind to sign him ahead of Chelsea. This is all happening because Diego Simeone and Joao Felix are not on talking terms anymore. Hence, the La Liga sides have decided to sell him in January to recoup the money spent on him.
Chelsea will surely try to get Joao Felix in the January transfer window. This is because of the season-ending injury to Armando Broja. Hence, the Blues are in desperate need of a forward option for the rest of the season. However, they will have to beat the likes of Arsenal and Newcastle United for his signature.
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