Reports have claimed that Todd Boehly is currently exploring the potential of being able to sign Joao Felix permanently at the end of the season.

According to The Athletic, it has always been a part of the plan for the club to bring him in permanently if he was to impress while on loan.

Impress he certainly has done so far. His measly one goal has not been representative of how impactful he has been at Stamford Bridge.

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The Portugal international is one of the first names on the teamsheet right now, playing almost every game since his return from suspension.

He may not play the full 90, but his job is almost always done by the time he departs the pitch.

His good performances have left many thinking he may have caused a headache over what the owners should do next.

Boehly wants Felix permanently

On paper, the loan deal looked as if it was done to be just that – a firefighter type move where he would come in, do his job, and leave

The Athletic have claimed however that there was always a plan to bring him in on a permanent basis if he were to impress.

This is despite the fact that highly-rated Christopher Nkunku will be joining the club this summer, after agreeing a deal months in advance.

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The Frenchman has already personally claimed that he much prefers playing in a role just off a recognised striker, which many believe is the ideal position for Felix too.

It will leave Graham Potter with plenty of work to do in order to fit everyone in, given the array of attacking talent that is already at his disposal.

This includes fellow January addition Mykhailo Mudryk, who returned to the starting side with a great performance last weekend.

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