Joao Felix Transfer News: Chelsea has identified a ‘Part Exchange’ deal involving Joao Felix
Joao Felix Transfer News: Calcio Mercato reports that Chelsea might use Romelu Lukaku as a makeweight in a deal to get Joao Felix, an attacker valued at €80 million. The Blues are eager to get rid of the troubled striker, but they are still committed to signing the loaned Atletico Madrid player.
An early January acquisition of Joao Felix was hailed as a masterstroke by Chelsea fans. The international player from Portugal was unhappy playing for Atletico Madrid and under Diego Simeone. His six-month loan to the Blues required a large financial commitment from the club.
Although they signed the Portuguese international, Chelsea still struggled. They had also put a lot of money into other young players in the previous two windows, but none of them had contributed much.
It’s quite doubtful that Chelsea will participate in the Champions League next season. They still believe they can make additional transactions, including a permanent signing of Felix, over the offseason.
The proposal runs into serious trouble because of Felix’s price tag of €120 million. Atletico are eager to negotiate a deal for the Portuguese international, so Chelsea may not have to pay the whole asking price. They are just interested in making a profit, therefore Simeone doesn’t see himself playing for them.
Chelsea is mulling on using Romelu Lukaku, its struggling striker, as a trade chip. They’re willing to pay top dollar, in cash, for Felix. According to the source, Atletico Madrid wants €100 million for the Belgian, although Chelsea might negotiate a discount of €40 million.
As a result, a potential trade involving Lukaku and Felix may include Lukaku plus €80 million. Atletico are looking to revamp their assault and are considering putting the Belgian forward in a more prominent role. Although his contract with Chelsea is not yet up, the 29-year-old has no future with the club.
Joao Felix Transfer News: Chelsea want to trade Romelu Lukaku and Joao Felix with Atletico Madrid, and the Spanish club is interested
They paid over €100 million for his services two summers ago, but he has yet to make an impact under Thomas Tuchel’s coaching. After spending a year at Stamford Bridge, Lukaku eagerly accepted a loan move back to Inter Milan, where he had previously underperformed.
The troubled forward’s return to London is inevitable after Inter declined to sign him for the next season. Lukaku is happy to help facilitate the transfer to Real Madrid after meeting Simeone.
Felix, who is valued at €80 million, shows no signs of making his transfer to Chelsea permanent. He’s thriving in London, and the Blues may sign him in the next transfer window. Now, his focus is on a great finish to the season and a push for European play next year with the team.
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