Ben Jacobs has opened up about the conversation he recently had with someone at Benfica in regards to a possible deal with Chelsea for Enzo Fernandez.

Speaking on the Blues Brothers YouTube channel, Jacobs revealed that people at the Portuguese club are not interested in letting Fernandez sign for the Stamford Bridge squad.

Chelsea have reportedly reignited their pursuit of the midfielder, having previously been battered away by Benfica.

The league leaders in Portugal prevented the Stamford Bridge chain of command from signing their player earlier in the month.

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Yet, it appears the Premier League side are intent on landing the World Cup winner before the winter window closes.

Despite Chelsea’s desire to chase after Fernandez, the feeling from the other party involved is equally as stubborn.

“If you talk to Benfica, as I did this morning, it’s still exactly the same. We don’t really want to deal with it, we see the players as ours, the chapter is closed,” explained Jacobs.

“If you talk to the Chelsea side something is bubbling.”

Can Chelsea finally sign Enzo Fernandez?

Someone is going to have to budge in this situation.

Either Benfica crumble and relinquish Fernandez into Chelsea’s arms, or they continue to hold firm and keep the 21-year-old.

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This stance might change in the summer, however.

Benfica will be more inclined to sell their prized asset once there is nothing left to play for.

Roger Schmidt’s side are currently pushing for the league title, still have hopes of causing a Champions League upset, and could claim domestic cup glory.

Meanwhile, Chelsea only really have a faint European dream to cling on to.

Fernandez might want to ponder the projects of the respective clans before making a final decision on his future.

"Nathaniel is a football journalist who graduated from the University of Derby. He worked at Burton Albion as part of their media team for two years. Nathaniel produced regular articles for the club’s official website and match-day programme. He covered the 2018 U20 Women’s World Cup in Brittany and has reported from grounds ranging from non-league up to the Premier League. Nathaniel is a full-time writer for the Chelsea Chronicle, and was formerly their social media man. His footballing career reached the sparkling heights of winning the Under-13s Bloxham Tournament in 2011."