Joao Felix, a star for Atletico Madrid, might be enticed to Chelsea on a temporary basis
Todd Boehly, a co-owner of Chelsea, wants to demonstrate that his team is “serious about luring some of the biggest names in football.” When the winter transfer market opens at the beginning of the year, Graham Potter, who was named the capital club’s head coach in September, will have his first chance to bolster the roster.
Chelsea is interested in signing Felix on a temporary loan agreement with an option or commitment to finalise a permanent transfer.
According to the source, Atletico are now ready to accept an offer because Boehly is willing to act quickly to ensure the west Londoners beat off other rivals to capture the 23-year-old.
After learning that Felix’s current employers are willing to approve a loan move for an £8 million price, Arsenal and Manchester United are vying for his attention in the Premier League.
Although super-agent Jorge Mendes has been pressuring his client to transfer to Aston Villa in January, the attacker does not find moving to Birmingham to be a desirable option. Respected journalist Simon Phillips recently informed GiveMeSport that Chelsea had kept an eye on Felix even after they first noticed him under Roman Abramovich’s leadership.