The latest on Chelsea’s chances of signing Joao Felix on a permanent basis

An insight into the hopes of Premier League giants Chelsea of signing Joao Felix on a permanent basis has been provided late on Friday.

The name of hitman Felix has, of course, taken its place front and centre in the headlines late over the last 24 hours.

This comes after the Portuguese - just days on from his Blues switch being made official - was afforded his debut from the off in a league meeting with Fulham.

Just shy of the hour mark, though, disaster struck.

After allowing the ball to get out of his control owing to a poor first touch, Felix landed a studs-up challenge high on the shin of Kenny Tete, culminating in a straight red card.

Prior to his debut dismissal, however, the widespread consensus was that, in fact, Felix had been not only Chelsea’s best player, but the standout performer on the pitch.

In turn, calls have, remarkably, already begun to spread for the powers that be at Stamford Bridge to kickstart efforts to bring in the 23-year-old on a permanent basis.

And, if the latest word stemming from the media on Friday night is anything to go by, then such calls may well soon be answered.

Chelsea’s loan agreement for Felix does not contain an option to buy.

However, according to the reliable Matt Law, the Pensioners are nevertheless ‘confident’ that they could coax Atletico Madrid into a sale come the summer.

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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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