Chelsea ready to fork out massive sum on permanent Joao Felix deal: report

Chelsea players celebrate after Joao Felix scores against West Ham at the London Stadium in the Premier League in February 2023.
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Chelsea are planning to build their team around Joao Felix and are eyeing an £88 million summer bid to make his move from Atletico Madrid permanent, according to reports. 

Felix joined the Blues on loan from the Spanish club in January and has had an eventful start to life in London.

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.