‘He can join Chelsea in January if we receive a €120million offer’ – Club president tells Chelsea

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Benfica president Rui Costa has revealed the Portuguese club will allow Enzo Fernandez join Chelsea in January if they receive a €120million offer from the Blues.

Chelsea are reportedly interested in signing the 21 year old midfielder who played a key role in Argentina’s World Cup success but face competition from Liverpool and Manchester United.

Speaking to DAZN, Costa conceded: “We don’t want to give up Enzo Fernandez in January, but we are willing to please the boy in the event of a €120 million offer.”

Fernandez was crowned the best young player at the World Cup as La Albiceleste went all the way and won the tournament. 

Fernandez only joined Benfica from Argentine club River Plate just six months ago but has been heavily linked with an exit following an impressive World Cup campaign with Argentina.

Meanwhile, Chelsea boss Graham Potter has admitted Raheem Sterling has struggled to hit top form at Chelsea because the team hasn’t functioned well.

Potter told Chelsea’s official website: “He’s come into a new team that have lost some key players over the summer, brought some new ones in during the transfer window and had a manager change.

“The team hasn’t functioned as well as I believe it can and Raheem, along with all the players, has suffered for that.

“It would be wrong for me to say that Raheem has been at the absolute top of his game but he’s not the only one. It’s my responsibility to help the team function better so that he can play better because he’s got the quality of a top player.”