Graham Potter has backed Chelsea to make a bid for Enzo Fernandez
The Blues have been heavily linked with the player since the end of the World Cup. A few days ago, it was reported that Benfica have rejected a £112m bid from Chelsea as they want the release clause of £106m to be paid.
Express reported the reasoning behind the Portuguese club’s insistence on the clause being paid. Fernandez’s former club River Plate is due 25% of the transfer fee.
Transfer guru Ben Jacobs revealed that Chelsea are looking to offer more than the asking price to make the payment terms in their favour.
The latest on this is that the Blues contemplating making an £87m bid and offering three players in return. The three players are Hakim Ziyech, David Datro Fofana and Andrey Santos.
As expected, this saga goes on and may not be resolved until the very end of this transfer window. Telegraph reported that Chelsea have ruled out anything this month.
Looking at how well Fernandez has done Benfica since arriving in the summer, it is understandable why Potter is backing the club to sign him. The former River Plate midfielder continued his good form in the World Cup, helping the nation lift the cup and win the best young player of the tournament award in the process.
He is someone who can dominate a midfield on his own. Currently, Chelsea lack a player of this profile, which is hindering their progress big time.
More Chelsea News:
- Ajax boss confirms Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech won’t be returning to Amsterdam
- Chelsea are interested in signing French striker Marcus Thuram
- Brazilian legend Juninho heaps praise for Chelsea signing Andrey Santos
So, whatever it takes, we must do everything to get this deal over the line before the end of this month. It would not only be a help for this season, but for years to come.
Arsenal submit second bid for Chelsea target Moises Caicedo
Arsenal submitted second bid for Moises Caicedo in their pursuit of acquiring him from Brighton Hove & Albion Arsenal have...
Malo Guston arrives in London for Chelsea medical
Malo Gusto set to complete his medical tests ahead of his move to Chelsea Chelsea have agreed to buy Malo...
Report: Chelsea seeking major overhaul of key defensive role
Edouard Mendy and Kepa Arrizabalaga at risk with Everton star Jordan Pickford and two others on Chelsea radar Chelsea shot-stoppers...
“A record transfer fee”- PL midfield ace makes public transfer admission amidst Chelsea interest
Moises Caicedo requests Brighton & Hove Albion exit amidst Chelsea and Arsenal interest Brighton & Hove Albion star Moises Caicedo...
Chelsea set an asking price of £17.5m for attacker on AS Roma’s radar
Chelsea set an asking price of £17.5m for Hakim Ziyech with AS Roma interested According to Gianluca Di Marzio (h/t...
Chelsea defender Bashir Humphreys seals loan move to Paderborn
Chelsea defender Bashir Humphreys seals loan move to German club Paderborn Bashir Humphreys, who plays for Chelsea under-21, has joined...