Chelsea ‘make £112m offer for Enzo Fernandez’, with Benfica to receive the fee in three instalments


Chelsea have made Benfica an offer for Enzo Fernandez worth £112m – £6m more than the Argentina midfielder’s buyout clause – but it would be paid in three annual instalments of £37.3m

  • Chelsea have made a £112m offer to sign Enzo Fernandez from Benfica
  • The 21-year-old World Cup star is wanted by the Blues for their fixture pile-up
  • Portuguese sources say the huge fee will be split over three yearly instalments  

Chelsea are understood to have made a £112million offer to Benfica for Enzo Fernandez.

Portuguese sources say the proposal is above the midfielder’s £106m buy out clause but would be paid in three instalments of £37.3m over three years.

The format is similar to the deal constructed by Atletico Madrid to buy Joao Felix from Benfica in 2019.

Enzo Fernandez may leave Portuguese side Benfica as Chelsea increase their offer to £112m

Benfica have reiterated they wish to keep Fernandez but the 21-year old, who returned to Argentina at the weekend, is eager to make the move.

Further negotiations will take place later today as the Portuguese side decide whether to accept the structure of Chelsea’s offer.

The deal would make World Cup winner Fernandez the most expensive signing in Premier League history.

Graham Potter’s Chelsea expect to finalise their £33.5m deal for Monaco defender Benoit Badiashile on Tuesday following the 21-year old’s medical.

The fee offered by the Blues is £6m more than his buyout clause with the Portuguese club

The fee offered by the Blues is £6m more than his buyout clause with the Portuguese club

Graham Potter's Chelsea expect to finalise their deal for Benoit Badiashile following a medical

Graham Potter’s Chelsea expect to finalise their deal for Benoit Badiashile following a medical 

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