Chelsea beat Man United and Arsenal to sign Joao Felix after they ‘reach a verbal agreement with Atletico Madrid over a £9m loan deal’ with Graham Potter eyeing more attacking signings in January as he looks to turn his side’s season around
- Chelsea have reached a verbal agreement for the loan signing of Joao Felix
- The Blues are prepared to pay £9.68million in order to take Felix on loan
- Manchester United and Arsenal have both been heavily linked with Felix
Chelsea have reached a verbal agreement to sign Joao Felix on loan from Atletico Madrid, according to reports.
As reported by The Athletic, although a deal is yet to be done it is expected Chelsea will pay a loan fee of £9.68million (€11million), which is below what Atletico initially wanted.
Felix has been linked with Manchester United and Arsenal but Chelsea’s project is reportedly appealing to him.
Chelsea have struck a verbal agreement for the loan signing of Joao Felix from Atletico Madrid
Chelsea are eager to revitalise their attack, with Graham Potter’s side having struggled in that department.
Felix, 23, has struggled for consistency at Atletico this season – he has scored four goals and provided three assists in 14 LaLiga appearances.
In 2019 Felix joined Atletico from Benfica for £113million, which remains the fourth highest transfer fee in football history.
Chelsea are eager to revitalise their attack as Graham Potter’s team look to improve
Felix was linked with Manchester United and Arsenal but is attracted by Chelsea’s project
Chelsea have scored just three goals in their last eight games in all competitions and at times have used Kai Havertz up front, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang out of favour.
So far in this transfer window Chelsea have already secured the signings of Benoit Badiashile (who cost £58million from Monaco), David Datro Fofana and Andrey Santos.
Chelsea are also interested in securing the signing of Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez
Potter’s team were thrashed 4-0 by Manchester City in the third round of the FA Cup on Sunday, while they are currently in tenth place in the Premier League, 19 points behind leaders Arsenal.
Chelsea are targeting Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez, who shone as Argentina won the World Cup, and have reportedly offered £87million plus Hakim Ziyech on a permanent deal as well as Fofana and Santos on loan.
The Blues have also been linked with Mykhailo Mudryk of Shakhtar Donetsk and Borussia Monchengladbach’s Marcus Thuram. Dani Olmo of RB Leipzig is also being monitored.