Chelsea make offer for Benfica’s Gedson Fernandes – Sky

Chelsea are making moves in the transfer window

Chelsea have reportedly made an offer for Benfica midfielder Gedson Fernandes, with an initial loan deal that will include an obligation to buy for £55 million.

Fernandes has been in the headlines a lot recently.

West Ham have been heavily linked with the midfielder so far in the transfer window.

It was reported last week that the Hammers were in talks to sign Fernandes, with an initial 18-month loan that could include an option to buy.

Manchester United have also been linked with a move for Fernandes, with reports suggesting that they were interested in signing him.

Despite huge potential, Fernandes has only featured seven times in Liga NOS this season.

Now, Chelsea have reportedly joined the race to sign the Portuguese.

SOUTHAMPTON, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 06: Jody Morris (L) and Frank Lampard, Manager of Chelsea (R) look on prior to the Premier League match between Southampton FC and Chelsea FC at St Mary’s Stadium on October 06, 2019 in Southampton, United Kingdom. (Photo by Darren Walsh/Chelsea FC via Getty Images)

Chelsea or West Ham for Fernandes?

According to Sky Sports, Chelsea have made an initial 18-month loan offer for Fernandes, which would include an obligation to buy for £55 million.

However, that obligation to purchase would only be triggered if Fernandes played ‘at least 50 per cent’ of games during the initial 18-month loan.

Sky then also talk about West Ham’s interest, claiming that their offer is an initial 18-month loan, but with an obligation to buy for £35 million.

Despite that, West Ham’s percentage of games to trigger the obligation clause is supposedly less than Chelsea’s 50%.

Finally, it’s claimed that Fernandes favours a move to the Premier League.

He would also prefer a move to London for family reasons.

As it stands, it looks like we’ll see Gedson Fernandes in the Premier League pretty soon.

 

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