Chelsea to use new negotiation tactics to sign £106million midfielder

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Chelsea remain interested in signing Enzo Fernandez from Benfica this January and are believed to preparing to make another offer for the midfielder before the January transfer window closes.

Chelsea boss Graham Potter is looking to revamp his options in the middle of the park at Stamford Bridge, with Jorginho and N’Golo Kanté’s current contracts set to expire in the next six months.

Benfica are unwilling to let Fernandez leave this January unless his £106million release clause is triggered by Chelsea but the Blues are hoping to reach a compromise with the Portuguese giants.

According to Dean Jones, a move for Fernández is still possible, due to Todd Boehly’s ability to come up with new negotiation tactics.

Jones told GiveMeSport: “Enzo Fernández is not an easy deal to do at this stage because of the complications around the release clause and trying to convince Benfica to take players as part of the agreement.

“Boehly is very good at coming up with new negotiation tactics, so there is still a possibility this one lights up again.”