Joao Felix wants to leave Atletico Madrid this winter. The newspaper “Daily Record” reported that the London club Chelsea has made an offer for the player who is willing to pay 11 million euros for the Portuguese loan for a period of six months.
The 23-year-old hasn’t always been a starting point for Atletico Madrid this season. The media has been writing for a long time about the fatal relationship between the football player and the coach of “Rojiblancos”, Diego Simeone.
Felix decided to leave the Spanish capital this winter. His agent, Jorge Mendes, has been working on the deal for a long time, trying to secure a January transfer.
Premier League clubs are interested in the player. Manchester United even made a loan offer to the Portuguese until the end of the season. The “Red Devils” were ready to pay four million euros.
However, this was not enough for Atlético, who asked for a treble. According to the Daily Record, the requirements of the Spaniards were met by another English club – Chelsea.
Londoners are currently suffering from an epidemic of infections and need reinforcements. It was scheduled to offer the “Blues” to Atletico 11 million euros and cover the entire salary of the Portuguese player until the end of the season.
Chelsea would also like to see a buyout clause in the deal. And “Rojiblancos” has not yet accepted the offer, waiting for a transfer from Manchester United and Arsenal. Felix himself is said to be keen on playing at Stamford Bridge, and is said to have told his club mates that he is moving to England.
Update – 17:00
Other journalists confirmed the Daily Record’s reports – Matteo Moretto from Relevo or David Ornstein from The Athletic. The latter even reported that the clubs had reached a verbal agreement on the deal.
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