January 31, 2023

Chelsea launch final bid for Enzo Fernandez

By Efosa Taiwo

Chelsea are ready to trigger the £106 million buyout clause of Enzo Fernandez as they look to secure his services before the January window closes.

The Blues had an offer of around £75m plus bonuses rejected for the Argentine earlier in the month.

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In response to that, the Premier League giants have sent some representatives to host a new round of talks with Benfica and offer to pay the 22-year-old’s £106m release clause in instalments, according to Futebol.

Chelsea will reportedly offer to pay the 22-year-old’s £106m release clause in instalments as they are under pressure to finalise a deal within the next 48 hours.

Benfica had always held out for the full release clause to be paid upfront, instead of Chelsea’s proposal where they would pay £37.3m over three years.