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Chelsea told humungous fee if they want to sign Joao Felix permanently



Joao Felix remains coy on Chelsea stay being made permanant.

Chelsea told the fee that would be required to sign Joao Felix permanently

According to Mundo Deportivo (h/t Football.London), Atletico Madrid have named a fee that is required to be paid if Chelsea want to sign Joao Felix on a permanent deal in the coming summer.

It is revealed that the Spanish side may ask for something in the region of £124.5m, which is a lot for a player who did not have a great in Madrid before joining Chelsea on loan last month.

The original loan deal sanctioned by the Blues does not have an option or obligation to buy in the summer. So, they are under no pressure to buy him irrespective of how he does in the remainder of this campaign.

Todd Boehly looking to move fast and beat rivals to Joao Felix signing.
Atletico Madrid have slapped a massive price tag if Chelsea are to sign Joao Felix permanently in the summer. (Photo by PATRICIA DE MELO MOREIRA/AFP via Getty Images)

Looking at the fee though, if the west London side do dip in to make a move, they will have to break their own British transfer record to make it happen. On the deadline day of the January window, they made a British record by spending £106.8m on Enzo Fernandez. Getting Felix would require £18m more than that.

The Portugal international had an excellent debut for Chelsea before he was sent off on the hour mark against Fulham. He is set to return to the team against West Ham United this weekend.

Whatever the 24-year-old does from now till the summer, it is hard to think of the Blues spending that kind of money on a player who is a creative midfielder.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 12: Joao Felix of Chelsea reacts during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Chelsea FC at Craven Cottage on January 12, 2023 in London, England
Felix was very good in his Chelsea debut against Fulham before getting sent off. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Granted they have just done some crazy shopping in the last two windows, surely they won’t repeat that in the summer, will they?

With Christopher Nkunku set to arrive in the summer, the number 10 or support striker position is well-covered. Spending £100m+ on a player who operates in similar areas would be madness.

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The club’s focus should be on spending big and buying a striker, if they really have the big purse for the summer.

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