Chelsea confirm intention to pay €120million for player. Crucial day for Blues

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According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Chelsea have confirmed the club’s intention to pay Enzo Fernandez’s €120million release clause.

The Blues are willing to pay his release clause in instalments and are now waiting for Benfica president Rui Costa to make a decision.

Romano tweeted: “Understand Chelsea are negotiating with Benfica again right now — as they have confirmed to Benfica intention to proceed with €120m bid in installments for Enzo Fernández. It’s a crucial day.

“Rui Costa, expected to decide after he always asked for the release clause.”