Chelsea and Boehly told £125M star ‘open to Prem move’


Chelsea have been boosted in their pursuit of Joao Felix as the Atletico Madrid star is ‘open to coming to the Premier League’

Felix came through the ranks at Benfica as a teenager and earned a move to Atletico in 2019 after smashing 20 goals in 43 games during his debut season with the Portuguese giants – numbers that alerted all the big clubs in world football

But although he has not produced those kind of numbers at Atletico – he has become a big part of the Spanish side and Felix’s talents have also seen him break into the Portugal team, where he has scored three times in 22 appearances.

He has struggled to make an impact with Spanish giants Madrid and there has been alot of rumors that they are now open to selling the star in the coming windows – should the price be right.

Now – Journalist Dean Jones has claimed that Felix is open to a move to the Premier League after gaining interest from Stamford Bridge.

Jones told GIVEMESPORT: “I’ve been told before that he is open to coming to the Premier League as his next destination.

“As soon as that decision is made – if it’s made – then I think clubs like Chelsea will be having a look.”

The claims come after Diego Forlan encouraged the attacker to leave Madrid:  “Joao Felix is a very good player, he is young and has a lot of quality,” Forlan told reporters.

“They paid a lot of money for him and he has not been playing as expected, but he is still very young.
“There are reports coming out about the possibility of him leaving Atletico and, if he leaves, he could even increase his performance.
“I believe in that. It happens a lot. It happened, for example, with Philippe Coutinho, who played very little at Inter and when he went to Liverpool he improved a lot.”