Chelsea have reportedly agreed a £105million fee with Benfica for the transfer of Argentina World Cup star Enzo Fernandez, according to The Sun.
Fernandez, 21, shone for Argentina in Qatar, winning Young Player of the Tournament as they defeated France in the final on penalties earlier this month.
Chelsea officials made the offer for Fernandez in a meeting with Benfica president Rui Costa and super-agent Jorge Mendes.
With the Blues reportedly reaching an agreement with Benfica for the transfer of Fernandez, all that is left for the Blues is reaching a personal agreement with Fernandez and his representatives.
Chelsea boss Graham Potter is keen on strengthening Chelsea’s midfield in January, with Jorginho and N’Golo Kante’s deals expiring at the end of the season.
Chelsea have already completed the transfer of David Datro Fofana from Molde ahead of the January transfer window.
Ivory Coast international Fofana scored 15 times in 24 matches for the Norwegian side to help them to their recent league title, with the club acknowledging he now wanted to “follow in the footsteps of legend Didier Drogba.”