World Cup winner sends message to Chelsea ahead of January transfer window

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Argentina World Cup hero Enzo Fernandez has sent a message to Chelsea ahead of the January transfer window.

Fernandez, who has named the Best Young Player of the World Cup, played a crucial role in Argentina’s World Cup success and is now attracting interest from Chelsea.

However, the 21-year-old is reluctant to be drawn on his next move at this stage and is ready to get back to his day-to-day duties at Benfica.

When asked about his future amid interest from Chelsea, Fernandez told reporters: “I don’t know about my future or proposals, that’s what my representative is taking care of.

“I don’t want to get into the subject. I am focused on Benfica, we have a game on Friday.”

Fernandez played in all seven of Argentina’s games in Qatar as La Albiceleste won the World Cup for the third time. 

He posted leading numbers for touches (118) and successful passes (77) in the final, while also recording more tackles in the World Cup showpiece (10) than any player since Gennaro Gattuso for Italy in 2006 (15).

According to reports, Benfica will only allow Fernandez leave in January they receive a bid in the region of £87 million.