Chelsea ‘meet Enzo Fernandez’s Benfica release clause’ as Blues staff ‘arrive in Lisbon to thrash out £105m transfer’

    CHELSEA have tabled a bid worth in excess of Enzo Fernandez’s £105million release clause, according to reports.

    The Benfica starlet impressed at the World Cup in Qatar, helping Argentina win the competition for a third time.

    Benfica ace Enzo Fernandez is in high-demand

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    Benfica ace Enzo Fernandez is in high-demandCredit: Getty

    Fernandez’s performances earned him the tournament’s Best Young Player award – as well as a string of potential new suitors.

    Chelsea are reportedly attempting to jostle their way to the front of the queue, and are claimed to have made a huge offer.

    According to Portuguese outlet CM, Blues representatives have travelled to the Iberian country to try and thrash out a £105m deal.

    They add that, while Chelsea are willing to stump up the cash, they will face plenty of competition to secure Fernandez’s signature.

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    Newcastle, Manchester United and Liverpool have all been linked with the wonderkid.

    Fernandez’s chief representative is renowned super-agent Jorge Mendes.

    The 56-year-old is claimed to have shopped his client’s availability around Europe’s top clubs.

    But Fernandez himself may opt to STAY at Benfica until the end of the season.

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    He is contracted to the Lisbon club until 2027.

    Portuguese paper Record sensationally claim that Fernandez feels that he can win the Champions League with Benfica this season.

    They have been drawn to play Belgian side Club Brugge in the round of 16.

    Fernandez has made 24 club appearances in all competitions this term, scoring three goals and laying on five assists.

    Fernandez, 21, won the Best Young Player award at the World Cup

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    Fernandez, 21, won the Best Young Player award at the World CupCredit: Getty

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