Chelsea’s expedients of subscribing Enzo Fernandez are putatively over in bank after Blues owner Todd Boehly saw two proffers to subscribe the midfielder rejected by Benfica.
The Argentina midfielder has enjoyed a gradational rise in the game since a bargain£8.9 m move to the Portuguese capital last summer. And his performances in the titleholders League have brought him to the attention of some of European football’s biggest clubs.
Indeed, the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool are among those to have been advised by Fernandez’s development. still, demand for his services is now through the roof on the reverse of an excellent World Cup. In helping his nation win the event for the third time in their history, Fernandez was also named Young Player of the event. And following Qatar 2022, it’s Chelsea who have made a beeline to secure his services.
Still, Benfica are in no mood to vend and are unintentional to compromise on his exit clause. That stands at a whopping£105.6 m(€ 120m) – a figure which would shatter the British transfer record should anyone match it.
Amazingly, Boehly has put together a plan to pay over and beyond that asking price. And it seems he was willing to pay£ 112m for Fernandez if Benfica were suitable to accept three instalments for his services over a three- time period. Still, Thursday’s Transfer Gossip revealed how Benfica were in no mood to accept that offer. rather, they either want the figure paid in its entirity up front or for an indeed advanced package worth an estimated£119.2 m(€ 135m).
Either way, Benfica’s failure to accept Chelsea’s offer has presented Boehly with commodity of a problem. Undeterred by that rejection, however, Record claims Chelsea have since come back with a alternate offer.
Benfica reject cash plus three player offer for Enzo Fernandez still, Benfica have formerly again maundered down Chelsea’s sweats – with Record detailing the cash plus three player offer submitted.
Per the report, Boehly was willing to pay Benfica£79.5 m(€ 90m). In addition, they’re reportedly offering Hakim Ziyech, plus David Datro Fofana and Andrey Santos on loan.
Ziyech has set up game time hard to come by at Chelsea and is reportedly over for trade this month. It comes as no surprise to see him offered out as part of the deal. Fofana, meanwhile, has only just inked for Chelsea; the promising striker arriving in a deal from Molde.
The ultimate of the three – Santos – is yet to finalise his switch to Stamford Bridge. still, he’s due to arrive in the coming days to put the finishing traces to his transfer from Vasco da Gama. still, Benfica chairman Rui Costa is reportedly irked by their rearmost offer.
After arriving in London for addresses with Chelsea and alongside agent Jorge Mendes, he has snappily maundered down their offer But with Costa showing a lot of displeasure at Chelsea for reportedly turning Fernandez’s head, the accommodations are said to have been tense. And he has snubbed their offer, averring they aren’t a finishing academy for developing bents.
The report concludes that Costa left by demanding Fernandez’s full€ 120m clause is paid in its entirity up front. And with Mendes floundering to find a concession, it seems the deal is in peril of collapsing.