Chelsea ‘one step away’ from Enzo Fernandez signing

Premier League giants Chelsea are on the verge of landing a key January transfer target, according to reports.

The player in question? Enzo Fernandez.

The name of midfielder Fernandez, of course, has taken its place front and centre in the headlines across the week to date.

This comes after word was forthcoming that the aforementioned Chelsea had stepped up their pursuit of the Argentine international - fresh off a stellar showing en route to World Cup glory in Qatar.

The Blues, it is understood, have identified Fernandez as their no.1 target to reinforce Graham Potter’s ranks in the middle of the park.

Talks, in turn, have long been kicked into gear between the powers that be at Stamford Bridge, and their counterparts at Portuguese heavyweights Benfica.

And now, as alluded to above, it appears as though a breakthrough has been struck.

Benfica, until today, were understood to have been heavily reluctant to sanction Fernandez’s sale this month.

According to journalist Matteo Moretto, though, the latest offer tabled by Chelsea has essentially left the Eagles brass with no choice.

This comes amid claims that a mammoth €‎130 million transfer is on the verge of being completed, after Chelsea agreed to pay over the odds, so as to spread the payment terms over a lengthier period.

Fernandez, in turn, is viewed as being ‘one step away’ from west London.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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