Chelsea ‘to go BACK IN for Enzo Fernandez’ before the end of the transfer window as Todd Boehly prepares another raid for Benfica’s £112m-rated World Cup winner – despite splurging £238m ALREADY this month
- Chelsea will reportedly go back in for Benfica and Argentina star Enzo Fernandez
- The Blues failed in their attempt to land the midfielder earlier in the window
- Todd Boehly has already spent £238m on Graham Potter’s squad this month
Chelsea are reportedly preparing to make another attempt to sign Argentina’s World Cup-winning midfielder Enzo Fernandez in the January transfer window.
Having failed in their efforts to land the Benfica star earlier this month when their bid did not match Benfica’s demands, it has been reported in Portugal that Chelsea will go back in for the midfielder.
According to Record, the west London club have not given up hope of landing the 22-year-old and are planning to make another move before the window closes.
Chelsea are reportedly preparing to make another attempt to sign Enzo Fernandez this month
It is stated that those responsible for Chelsea’s dealings in the transfer market have not yet given up hope of signing Fernandez and will attempt to hold talks again.
Chelsea saw a bid worth £112million – £6m more than his release clause – rejected as it was structured to be paid in three instalments totalling £37.3m each over three years.
However, Benfica were bullish in their stance that the structure was not suitable for them, despite Fernandez’s very public attempts to leave the Portuguese club.
The Argentina international impressed at the World Cup and looked destined for a move away
Benfica themselves released a statement at the end of December insisting that Fernandez would remain with them until the end of the 2022-23 campaign.
‘SL Benfica clarifies that at no time did the President of the Club, Rui Costa, utter the words that are being circulated in Italy by DAZN,’ the club said.
‘Sport Lisboa e Benfica reiterates its intention to count on the player Enzo Fernández until the end of the season.’
Meanwhile, after the midfielder returned home to Argentina to bring in the New Year with family and friends, he was dropped for the visit of Portimonense on the second…