eports that Benfica are able to promote Enzo Fernandez in January are “totally false”, the membership have said.
Chelsea are joined by Actual Madrid, Manchester United and Arsenal in chasing a deal for the World Cup winner whose £105million launch clause has raised hopes of a January switch.
Benfica president Rui Costa even urged they’d promote Fernandez subsequent month if it “pleases” the participant, nonetheless the feedback have been strongly refuted by the Portuguese membership.
A press release learn: “SL Benfica clarifies that at no time did the President of the Club, Rui Costa, utter the words that are being disseminated in Italy by DAZN.
“Sport Lisboa e Benfica reiterates its intention to count on the player Enzo Fernandez until the end of the season.”
A membership supply described the feedback to newspaper O Jogo as “totally false”.
It was claimed Rui Costa had mentioned: “We don’t want to give up Enzo Fernandez in January, but we are willing to please the boy in the event of a €120million offer.”
Nonetheless, Benfica supervisor Roger Schmidt has mentioned his membership should “respect” Fernandez’s needs if a bid lands for the Argentina midfielder.
“I can’t reveal those conversations,” Schmidt mentioned through Document when requested about his discussions with Fernandez.
“When I talk to the players, these are things I keep to myself. What I can say is what I’ve already said. We all know what football is like.
“These young people have opportunities, and it’s not just about Enzo. If they have opportunities, they have to make decisions, and I respect them.
“I can advise them, but they only have one career. If I can convince them or influence them in a certain way, I try to do it, but I accept their decisions.”
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