Chelsea will use their incoming Champions League quarter final against Real Madrid to make a final decision on Joao Felix.
The Portuguese international has impressed Blues head coach Graham Potter in the early stages of his stint in England, following a January loan move from Atletico Madrid.
Los Rojiblancos are willing to sell Felix to Chelsea, despite opting against a purchase clause in the original deal, as his relationship with the club has reportedly broken down.
Diego Simeone has set an £80m asking price for the former Benfica winger with Potter and Chelsea willing to match their valuation.
However, club owner Todd Boehly is still assessing the transfer details, and the two legs against Los Blancos could be a vital testing ground for Felix, according to Marca.
Chelsea meet Real Madrid in the Champions League knockout stages for a third successive season and Potter wants to see if Felix can make a decisive impact on the big stage.
Felix once played for FC Benfica, it will be a joy to see Chelsea make this deal permanent at all cost, even if he didn’t impress against Real Madrid, I’ve been a fan of Chelsea since childhood and Chelsea has a longtime successful players from Benfica in the likes of Ramirez, David Luis, Matic and so on…he will make a great signing for Chelsea and has 200% odd to succeed in Stanford Bridge.
Have been waiting for a great news to see Graham Potter Sacked, following the exit of Antonio Conté of Tottenham.
Thereafter, Luis Enrique is the Idea manager to be seen in the touchline at Chelsea, we diehard fan has been through a lot💔💔💙💙