The Enzo Fernandez chase is going to the wire as Chelsea are reportedly ready to make another bid for the Benfica man.
According to Sky Sports News the club are “considering a new bid” as the transfer deadline approaches. According to the report, there could be players moving in the other direction on loan, with Hakim Ziyech mentioned by name as a possible departee.
Chelsea Considering New Bid for Enzo Fernandez
Chelsea to continue spending spree? 🔵⚪
With only four days remaining in the Transfer Window, Brighton's Moises Caicedo and Enzo Fernandez of Benfica are still being linked with a big-money move to Chelsea 💰📝 pic.twitter.com/SMP1VB4XFF
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) January 27, 2023
As mentioned by Sky Sports News, Graham Potter’s side had interest in the midfielder earlier in this window but were put off by his massive asking price. The quoted price in the Sky Sports News report was £106 million to cover the release clause of the 22-year-old.
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The hope is that the Blues can lower this asking price by sending players on loan to the Portuguese side in exchange, Moroccan international Ziyech was mentioned as a possible makeweight.
The player is reportedly keen on the move, having agreed to personal terms weeks ago according to Fabrizio Romano.
Despite signing names like Noni Madueke, Andrey Santos, Benoit Badiashile, and Mykhailo Mudryk there is still a need for midfield reinforcements at Stamford Bridge. In typical club fashion, they have taken aim at a top-quality player once described as “one of the most talented midfielders in European football”
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The middle of the park is currently the only area of the pitch that hasn’t received a visible upgrade in January, something that would change with the signing of Fernandez. With the team currently sitting tenth in the Premier League, the new owners have committed to spending big to provide Potter a squad capable of surging back up the table.