Chelsea close on Fernandez Badiashile Santos transfers

Chelsea are reportedly closing in on three signings as they make significant progress on the details of the fee for Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez.

As well as a deal for Fernandez, the Evening Standard claim the Blues are also close to wrapping up the signings of young French defender Benoit Badiashile and Brazilian midfield wonderkid Andrey Santos.

Evening Standard journalist Nizaar Kinsella adds in his tweet below that Chelsea are closer to agreeing a fee with Benfica for Fernandez, though it will involve paying the Argentina international’s hefty transfer fee over a few years in order to stay in line with Financial Fair Play regulations.

Chelsea are getting closer to agreeing a fee paid in three installments for Benfica midfielder Enzo Fernandez. The 21 year old is trying to force through the move #cfc

— Nizaar Kinsella (@NizaarKinsella) January 3, 2023

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Chelsea have been big spenders under new owner Todd Boehly, who funded big-name signings such as Raheem Sterling, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Marc Cucurella and Wesley Fofana during the summer.

CFC could now be set for further big spending on Fernandez, Badiashile and Santos as Graham Potter looks to be backed with plenty of exciting young talent in order to build a team for the future.

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