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Why Chelsea changed their mind over Joao Felix transfer

An insight into Chelsea’s move for Atletico Madrid winger Joao Felix has been provided.

It was reported on Monday that Chelsea have reached a verbal agreement to recruit Felix on loan from Atletico Madrid.

A deal has not been signed, but the Premier League side are expected to pay in the region of €11m fee, which is below what their La Liga counterparts initially wanted.

It was added that there has been interest from Manchester United and Arsenal, but Felix is set to opt for Chelsea, having been attracted by their project.

However, it appears a Felix move to west London nearly did not happen.

Reports have emerged on Tuesday that claim Chelsea chiefs changed their mind over a deal for Joao Felix during internal meetings this week.

The Blues are claimed to have initially seen no value in a move for the Atletico Madrid star and are still disappointed there will be no option to buy the player.

However, meetings in the last 48 hours, including with Graham Potter, has seen the club change their mind.

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