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Chelsea deal for Benfica’s Enzo Fernández runs the risk of not happening

Chelsea deal for Benfica’s Enzo Fernández runs the risk of not happening

World champion Enzo Fernández is one of the most desired players by the European giants in this international transfer window. The soap opera for the hiring of the Argentine midfielder has just gained another chapter, after the withdrawal of the chelsea in business with the Benfica.

It was disclosed that the English club’s proposal for Fernández had been 127 million euros (more than R$ 722 million in the current quotation), which would make it the fourth most expensive transfer in the history of football. However, things don’t seem to have gone that way.

According to the Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano, the Blues had, in fact, offered 85 million euros (R$ 483.6 million) for the player, an amount that is far from the 120 million euros (R$ 683 million) demanded by the team. Portuguese to release Enzo, referring to his rescission fine. Jorge Mendes, manager of Cristiano Ronaldo and Fernandéz, is pointed out as responsible for the business not having completely melted yet.

The businessman is in London to negotiate an official proposal from Chelsea to be sent to Benfica. Fernández has already made his desire to transfer to the London club clear to the Benfica board, and the player has even agreed on the amount of wages he will receive in England.

The Blues’ retreat irritated Ruí Costa, director of the Encarnados, who has already put his foot down: for less than 120 million euros there is no deal. Anyway, Benfica already have a replacement in mind for Fernández. This is the Turkish midfielder Orkun Kökcü, 22 years old, who defends the colors of Feyernoord, from the Netherlands.

In addition to the World Cup title, Fernández has a contract until 2027 and is one of the main players of Benfica, which is isolated leader of the Portuguese Championship and qualified in first place for the Champions League playoff, in a group with PSG and Juventus . If the deal with Chelsea does not materialize, Liverpool, Real Madrid and Manchester United are also keeping an eye on the player.

Source: Gazetaesportiva

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