Chelsea FC are again in talks to signal Argentine midfielder Enzo Fernandez from Benfica earlier than the switch deadline, in line with Fabrizio Romano.
The Italian reporter took to his private Twitter account to ship updates on Chelsea FC’s curiosity within the 22-year-old on Sunday because the Blues intention to convey the midfielder to Stamford Bridge this month.
In line with Romano, Chelsea FC need to signal Fernandez “in any respect prices” and are keen to shell out €120m (£105m) to convey him to the south west London membership earlier than Tuesday’s switch deadline.
Posting on social media on Sunday night, Romano wrote: “Chelsea are again in direct talks with Benfica for Enzo Fernandez. They need the participant in any respect prices — Chelsea can be ready to pay €120m payment.
“Benfica president Rui Costa has nonetheless no intention to simply accept — however Chelsea will insist to get the deal accomplished now.”
The Italian journalist then adopted up that Tweet by claiming that the Blues have scheduled a recent spherical of negotiations with Benfica a few potential deal to convey Fernandez to the London membership.
Romano additionally claims that the participant himself can be open to a transfer to Stamford Bridge earlier than the deadline.
Romano posted early on Monday morning: “Chelsea have scheduled new spherical of talks for Enzo Fernández on Monday. Full concentrate on getting it accomplished, participant facet received’t be a problem.
“Todd Boehly, Behdad Eghbali and the board are on it — Chelsea will attain €120m, is determined by Rui Costa.”
Fernandez was a key a part of the Argentina squad who received the World Cup again in December, with the defensive midfielder having scored one aim and made one help in seven appearances in Qatar.
He’s been a daily fixture for Benfica this season too, having netted one aim and made 5 assists in 17 league video games for the Portuguese membership.
Chelsea FC have been busy within the January switch window to date and will Fernandez arrive at Stamford Bridge, he would turn into the eighth new arrival this month after Mykhailo Mudryk, Benoit Badiashile, David Datro Fofana, Andrey Santos, Joao Felix, Noni Madueke and Malo Gusto all joined the Blues.
In the meantime, Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a payment to signal Chelsea Beneath-21s striker Jude Soonsup-Bell to their academy set-up, in line with stories.
The Evening Standard is claiming that the 19-year-old is ready to depart Chelsea FC to hitch Spurs, with the north London membership set to supply him a long-term pathway to the primary group via loans from subsequent season.
Soonsup-Bell, who the newspaper declare is “extremely regarded” at Chelsea FC, was additionally the topic of an identical provide from Manchester Metropolis however he’s now anticipated to hitch Spurs.
Chelsea FC are again in Premier League motion on Friday night time after they host London rivals Fulham at Stamford Bridge.