Joao Felix is on the verge of joining Chelsea on loan, but he was offered to a few other sides, including Juventus. The Bianconeri discussed it at length despite their challenging financial situation. In the end, they opted against making an offer, Calciomercato informs.
The two sides are closing in on an €11M fee for the next six months. The Portuguese star asked out amid a rift with Diego Simeone. His agent Jorge Mendes proposed him to Arsenal, Manchester United, and Barcelona before the Blues followed through.
Juventus had been in touch with the Joao Felix camp up until the few days separating the recent matches against Cremonese and Udinese. They probed the situation, but they ultimately thought there weren’t the conditions to do the teal.
The Portuguese star will be the newest addition to Chelsea’s spending spree, which already comprises Andrey Santos, David Datro Fofana, and Benoit Badiashile, whom the Bianconeri eyed in the past.
Our Take on Joao Felix, Chelsea, and Juventus
The Old Lady probably received a courtesy call from Mendes, since they stayed on good terms following the Cristiano Ronaldo deals. While everybody can always use another weapon, they don’t truly have a need in his role. He would have eventually turned out to be expensive to keep.
It’ll be interesting to see if this move will have meaningful ramifications on other Serie A-related matters. The Blues might cool off on Rafael Leao for now, which would be good news for Milan. Inter will be hoping they don’t try to sign Marcus Thuram right away too.
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