Benfica still does not wish to sell Enzo Fernandez amid Chelsea‘s revived interest in him. According to reports Chelsea have revived their interest in the player. Chelsea have already signed six players this January transfer window. Notably, they have signed Mykhailo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk and Joao Felix from Atletico Madrid. However, they have signed Joao Felix on a loan deal for 6 months. They have also signed Benoit Badiashile from Monaco. But the Blues have failed to reinforce a midfielder in their squad this transfer window. However, Chelsea remains eager to sign a midfielder before the transfer window ends in the next few days. They pushed hard to sign Enzo Fernandez this month but the deal have fallen short as the clubs could not come to an agreement. The deal fell apart as Benfica had rejected their bid for the player.
Benfica to rebuff Chelsea’s bid for Enzo Fernandez
Chelsea had explored other midfield options but have been unsuccessful in the quest. They have tried signing Moses Caicedo from Brighton. Chelsea have even inquired about Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Yves Bissouma. They are now thought to be preparing a new attempt to sign Enzo Fernandez before this month ends. However, according to a Portuguese news outlet, Benfica are set to resist the new bid by Chelsea. Benfica are clear on their stance for the player. They will only allow Enzo Fernandez to leave if his release clause of €120million is paid in full. The Blues had previously balked at the amount and had hoped to find a compromise but their hopes were eventually squashed. Chelsea had even offered some of their players to sweeten up the deal. But it was of no use.
Benfica’s answer to the new Chelsea attempt is said to remain the same. The Benfica president is ready to remind Chelsea that they would have to pay the full amount if they want to sign Enzo Fernandez. The problem faced by Chelsea is that the amount have to be deposited in full immediately. The Blues cannot afford to do so immediately. It would be interesting to see how things turn out for them.
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