With fewer than 48 hours remaining in the transfer window, Chelsea is attempting to sign Benfica star Enzo Fernandez for a British transfer record. According to football.london, the Blues and Benfica began new negotiations over a deal and are optimistic that they can reach an understanding..
The west London team has expressed a readiness to cover Fernandez’s whole £106 million release clause, but they are still working out the specifics of the payment arrangement. With regard to their star midfielder, Benfica has maintained their stance: pay the full release clause in one lump amount, or Fernandez stays in Portugal.
Duncan Castles claims that Fernandez skipped today’s team workout in an effort to pressure Benfica into accepting Chelsea’s £106 million offer..
The Blues are expecting that the Portuguese team would change their mind and consent to receiving the sizeable amount in installments.
To reach an agreement with Benfica before the deadline, Todd Boehly, Behdad Eghbali, and other Chelsea board members are rumored to be in charge of discussions. Personal matters with the player are not believed to be an issue, and should Benfica accept the Blues’ offer, Fernandez is ready to board the earliest trip to London.
According to sportsacer.com, Everton have made a bid of £40 million plus £5 million in add-ons for Conor Gallagher, which might assist the west London club get the Argentina World Cup champion before the transfer window closes..
As Benfica continues to delay making a decision regarding Chelsea’s most recent offer, it is uncertain whether Fernandez will join Potter’s team..
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