Report: Chelsea have interesting clause in Joao Felix's loan contract, could be important this summer

Reports have claimed that there is a clause in Joao Felix’s Chelsea loan deal that gives the club the chance to make it a permanent switch.

According to The Athletic, the 23-year-old was keen to play games in England first before making any decisions regarding his long-term future.

It has only been one game into his time in the Premier League, but it certainly hasn’t been quiet for Felix.

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He looked a real threat in his debut against Fulham, before a rash challenge on the hour mark saw him sent off, as the Blues fell to a 2-1 defeat.

This has obviously seen him suspended since then, with him now serving two of the three matches he is banned for.

Felix could move to Chelsea permanently

Supporters will be counting down the days until he is back, especially now the prospect of linking up with fellow January addition Mykhailo Mudryk has become a possibility.

The Ukranian made his debut in the 0-0 draw against Liverpool, coming off the bench to bring a much needed spark to the visiting team.

There will be hope at the club that he will be able to get up to match fitness in time for the West London derby in just under two weeks’ time.

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While Felix may not be present for that, he may be able to be present for a lot longer than just this season. The Athletic have claimed his deteriorated relationship with Diego Simeone could see his move become permanent.

With Chelsea preparing for the addition of Christopher Nkunku from RB Leipzig, there is reason to be excited about the potential attack that could be seen at Stamford Bridge very soon.

That’s in comparison to how things have been for the majority of the campaign, with goals being a real struggle to come by.

Jack is a writer for The Chelsea Chronicle. He has been a part of GRV Media since June 2022. He has a First Class Honours degree in Football Journalism from the University of Derby, graduating in 2021. Jack has experience working freelance for The Sun and The Athletic, whilst also being published for the Non-League Paper and reporting for Burton Albion's academy side. He is a lifelong Chelsea fan and will debate with anyone about everything and anything football related. He also holds a passion for gaming and music, and thinks he knows every word to every Oasis song ever released