Joao Felix's stance on joining Chelsea permanently without Champions League football

Chelsea are eager to press ahead with their strategies to sign Joao Felix on an irreversible basis and 90min comprehends the Portugal worldwide would be prepared to sign up with longer-term even if the Blues stop working to end up in the Premier League leading 4 this season.

Felix signed up with on a pricey loan handle January and his agreement does not consist of an alternative to purchase, indicating Chelsea will need to work out with his moms and dad club, Atletico Madrid, when again.

90min exposed last month that Chelsea had actually currently started checking out an irreversible relocation for Felix, who cost Atletico near to £120m when he relocated to Spain in 2019.

Sources have actually because validated that a fresh round of talks in between Chelsea and Atletico is because of be held quickly, with the Blues still eager to reach a contract over an irreversible offer for the 23-year-old.

Atletico are prepared to unload Felix and wish to get his high salaries off the books, however they would still require a big cost near to €100m (£88m).


Felix, who has actually openly mentioned he is delighting in life in London, is comprehended to be open up to staying at Chelsea beyond the existing project and would be prepared to make the relocation completely even if Graham Potter’s side stop working to get approved for next season’s Champions League.

Chelsea are presently tenth in the Premier League, 11 points adrift of the leading 4, therefore there stays an unique possibility that there will be no European football at Stamford Bridge next year.

While Felix wishes to be playing in the Champions League, 90min comprehends he would enjoy to make the relocation and invest a year outside Europe’s elite club competitors, however just if he is ensured a significant function in the group – he has actually played 8 times for Chelsea up until now, beginning all 8 of those video games and scoring one objective while doing so.

Chelsea might raise the cash required to sign Felix by offering a variety of fringe gamers. The Todd Boehly-Clearlake Capital ownership are prepared to unload any uncertain gamers on ending offers, consisting of Christian Pulisic and Hakim Ziyech, which would make area in the team.

One ensured arrival at Chelsea at the end of this year is 17-year-old Phoenix All Stars striker Dujuan ‘Whisper’ Richards. The Jamaican worldwide has actually signed an agreement with the Blues and will connect with the academy when he turns 18 in November.


On this edition of Son of Chelsea, part of the 90min podcast network, Daniel Childs responds to Chelsea’s 3-1 win over Leicester City in the Premier League on Saturday to make it 3 wins in a row for Graham Potter.

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