Chelsea in the hunt for 19-year-old technically gifted attacker
Chelsea in the hunt for Benfica starlet Joao Felix and planning to make a bid during the summer transfer window. Blues have problems in the attack as Eden Hazard joined Real Madrid, Callum Hudson-Odoi has a severe injury, Willian and Pedro already up to 30 and they need replacement.
Portugal international is the best option in this situation as he had a great season and paid attention. Maurizio Sarri set to spend big money on the footballer in July when the transfer window opens again. Liverpool, Man United, Man City, Juventus and Atletico Madrid are also eager to sign him, and there will be a battle for the forward.
Felix spent his years of youth with the Eagles and impressed everyone with his performances. In this campaign, Joao played 43 matches, scored 20 goals and made 11 assists in all tournament. It is a great result, and he can do much more with top-class teammates.
The 19-year-old attacker has contracted with the Portuguese club until 2023, and his release clause is around €100m. His price could increase during this June and become much more. Portuguese starlet became a regular member of the Seleção squad and also helped them to reach the UEFA Nations League final which is already a big success for the footballer.
Probably he will accept the correct offer from the Italian manager. London club will do everything to add him this summer, but it will be difficult as Reds, Red Devils, Citizens, Bianconeri and Los Rojiblancos also preparing to make an offer during the transfer window.