Special talent worth in excess of £100million open to joining Chelsea in January

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Transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has confirmed Portugal international Joao Felix is open to leaving Atletico Madrid in January amid interest from Chelsea.

“Joao Felix is a special talent, but we know his situation with Atletico Madrid has not been easy,” Romano said, as quoted by Caught Offside.

“He’s had a good relationship with the club and the fans, but there are tensions with Diego Simeone. This is why he’s now open to leaving Atletico Madrid in 2023 – we’ll see if it’s in January or in the summer.

“It’s not true that Felix has asked to leave, but he’s open to a move. Atletico Madrid invested a lot of money in the young forward, so the board still want to protect the player and see if he can make it at the club.

“It also means the next club will have to make an important offer to persuade them to sell Felix.”

Felix reportedly has a release clause of €350million in his Atletico Madrid contract and it will take an offer in excess of £100million to convince the Spanish side to sell