The 23-year-old is now anticipated to maneuver to west London with the Blues additionally agreeing to cowl his full £270,000-a-week wage for six months, which might value £6m.
It’s not clear if Chelsea have agreed an possibility to purchase the Portugal worldwide, who’s valued at round £88m.
The west Londoners had been working intently with Felix’s agent, Jorge Mendes, on a club-record deal to signal Enzo Fernandez from Benfica earlier than it collapsed.
That deal fell by however Felix’s need to maneuver to a ‘Big Six’ Premier League membership in January is now anticipated to be fulfilled after falling out with Atleti supervisor Diego Simeone.
Chelsea will sanction the transfer amid an damage disaster of their ahead line with Christian Pulisic out for a number of weeks with a knee damage and Raheem Sterling having a scan on a hamstring situation.
Pierre Emerick-Aubameyang additionally pulled out of Chelsea’s 4-0 FA Cup third-round defeat to Manchester Metropolis on Sunday with a minor again situation, extending the membership’s damage listing to 11 gamers.
They are going to hope that Felix can assist save the membership’s season with the Blues tenth within the league and 10 factors behind the Champions League qualification spots.
Manchester United had explored the opportunity of signing Felix to fill the hole left by departed ahead Cristiano Ronaldo however deemed him too costly. They’re broadly anticipated to now be hijacking Besiktas’s mortgage deal for Burnley striker Wout Weghorst.
Arsenal had been additionally provided ahead however have put all their effort into securing winger Mykhailo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk as a substitute.
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