Joao Felix Move to Chelsea Unlikely, Barcelona Pursuit Heats Up


Joao Felix, the talented forward, has found himself at the center of transfer speculations this summer, with potential moves to Chelsea and Barcelona making headlines.

Mauricio Pochettino appears uninterested in his services for the upcoming campaign. After a challenging stint with Chelsea last season, Felix’s future seemed uncertain, and fans waited anxiously to see if Pochettino would include him in his plans.

However, Pochettino seems to favor new signing Christopher Nkunku in the role, leaving Felix’s Chelsea prospects in limbo.

Journalist Ben Jacobs stated on Twitter,

“Felix would be very interested in any Chelsea approach, especially if Barcelona falls through, but there is nothing active at the moment and it would have to take Mauricio Pochettino u-turning on his input for that to change.”

Barcelona’s Pursuit of Joao Felix

As the transfer deadline approaches, Barcelona has expressed a keen interest in signing Joao Felix. This interest comes as Ansu Fati looks set to make a move to Brighton & Hove Albion. Creating further vacancy in Barcelona’s attacking lineup.

Fabrizio Romano suggests that negotiations between Barcelona and Atletico Madrid for Felix are ongoing. While no agreement has been reached, both clubs are exploring various possibilities to facilitate the player’s move to Camp Nou.

Felix himself has expressed a strong desire to join Barcelona, rejecting alternative offers, even those from the Middle East.

Atletico Madrid Open to Barcelona Loan

Barcelona’s pursuit of Felix faces financial challenges, but the club is actively seeking solutions. CEO Enrique Cerezo reveals that Atletico Madrid is open to allowing Felix to leave on loan. Provided, Barcelona covers his full salary and pays an €8 million fee. According to Spanish outlet, Cadena SER, the terms have been agreed upon between the clubs and Felix, pending Barcelona’s final moves to accommodate the transfer within their salary limit.

Joao Felix’s future remains uncertain as he was absent from Atletico Madrid’s training on deadline day. Although the Portugal international desires a move to Barcelona, the Catalans are still working to secure the necessary funds for the deal. His absence from training only fuels speculation of a potential season-long loan move to Barcelona before the transfer window closes.

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