Report: 21-year-old’s agent in contact with Chelsea to try and get his player Stamford Bridge move

Reports have claimed that Enzo Fernandez’s agent is in contact with Chelsea in an attempt to get him a move to Stamford Bridge.

According to 90min, Jorge Mendes is looking to help the Blues and Benfica come to an agreement.

Interest has been rife in the Argentinian international ever since the transfer window began, with the club looking to address the midfield situation which could be about to get a whole lot worse.

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Both Jorginho and N’golo Kante have contracts that expire at the end of this season, and neither are yet to sign new deals despite the Frenchman reportedly being close to doing so.

With Denis Zakaria’s status unknown until after his loan expires at the end of the campaign, reinforcements may be required urgently to help keep Chelsea competing at the top.

This perhaps explains their desire to sign Fernandez, who was named the World Cup’s young player of the tournament.

Jorge Mendes trying to push Fernandez to Chelsea

The player has reportedly made it clear on numerous occasions that his desire is to join Chelsea, after skipping training and breaking team orders a few weeks ago.

Now, 90min have reported that his agent is back involved in the deal in an attempt to get it over the line.

The Blues have been looking at other midfielders as well this month, with them reportedly already having a bid turned down for Moises Caicedo.

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Brighton are desperate not to see the Ecuadorian leave this month, and are holding out for big money if he is to do.

As for Fernandez, Benfica have seemingly been pretty stubborn in their negotiation techniques, holding out for the release clause to be activated by any club looking to buy.

With Chelsea’s transfer strategy involving splitting up the fees across long contracts, they will need to find another way if they are to bring the midfielder in whilst sticking to their guns.

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