Chelsea’s midfield reinforcement plans seem to be going haywire.
The British ‘Evening Standard’ said on the 25th (Korean time), “Benfica insists that the only way to sign Enzo Fernandez is to pay a £106 million (approximately 161.5 billion won) buyout clause. Chelsea wants to sign for a lower price, but Benfica are demanding a full buyout.”
Chelsea carried out a major power reinforcement last summer. Many players joined throughout the airlift. Pierre-Emyric Aubameyang, Raheem Sterling, Dennis Zacharia, Kalidou Koulibaly, Wesley Popana, Mark Cucurella. More than 280 million euros (approximately 376.1 billion won) was invested in bringing them.
However, Chelsea are not showing results as much as they spent a lot of money. At the beginning of the season, there was a sudden change of command tower. Graham Porter, who has proven his leadership at Brighton, has been appointed to replace Thomas Tuchel. However, Chelsea are so far positioned in 10th place in the English Premier League (EPL). 토토사이트
In order to rebound in the second half, we started working on additional recruitment. Chelsea brought in players with immediate power in the January transfer window, Mihailo Mudrik and Joao Felix. He also successfully signed contracts with future resources such as Benoit Badiacil, Andrei Santos, David Dartro Popana, and Gabriel Slonia.
Initially, Chelsea wanted a new player in midfield. The first candidate was Enzo. Enzo, a 21-year-old Argentinian, performed well at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar and won the Young Player Award. Chelsea showed interest in this, but Benfica has no intention of easily sending the newcomer who joined this season.
The problem is that another recruitment target is not easy. Chelsea’s next target is Moises Caicedo, who was coached by Porter at Brighton. However, reporter Duncan Castles of Britain’s ‘The Times’ insisted, “Brighton have rejected Chelsea’s scouting offer and want £100 million (about 152.4 billion won). They have no intention of selling in January.”