Enzo Fernandez agrees Chelsea move as Blues open talks with Benfica


Enzo Fernandez has agreed to join Chelsea but the Blues still need to convince Benfica to sell him, with reports of a £105m release clause.

Benfica’s Enzo Fernandez starred for Argentina during their triumphant World Cup campaign, prompting speculation of a January transfer.

The 21-year-old was rewarded for his efforts by being named the young player of the tournament.

Fernandez only joined Benfica from River Plate last year and signed a five-year contract that expires in 2027.

World Cup sensation Enzo Fernandez has agreed to join Chelsea, with the Premier League club making another move to convince Benfica to sell him, according to the Metro.

Fabrizio Romano reports that the Blues have opened talks with the Portuguese club over a transfer, with talk that the move could be worth £105m due to a release clause.

Benfica have shown little intention of selling Fernandez and Chelsea already have a back-up plan should the move not materialize in the form of another Argentine, Brighton and Hove Albion midfielder Alexis Mac Allister, according to the Times.

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