Chelsea could land Joao Felix on permanent transfer at end of season as clause in Atletico star’s loan deal is revealed

CHELSEA’S mega spending spree could include a permanent deal for Joao Felix in the summer – thanks to a clause in his loan move.

The Portugal attacker, 23, is under contract at Atletico Madrid until 2027 but will assess his future once his temporary spell at Stamford Bridge ends.

Frontman Joao Felix is at Chelsea on loan for the second half of the season but that could become a permanent deal if both parties are happyGetty

Felix‘s six-month switch to the Premier League cost Chelsea a £10million fee and makes him their fourth highest earner on around £250,000 a week.

And The Athletic say his loan deal includes a clause that makes a full transfer possible.

It’s claimed Felix’s agent Jorge Mendes helped engineer the move for the rest of the season to help give the wideman more options for the future.

And no one can doubt Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly is backing strong words of support for under-pressure manager Graham Potter with hard cash.

The Blues are tipped to launch one final push for World Cup-winning midfielder Enzo Fernandez this month.

Benfica have resisted selling the Argentina hero, who has a £105m release clause, but Chelsea are considering an increased offer of £60m plus add-ons.

Chelsea’s six January signings so far have cost £189m – with one or two more recruits likely.

Beating Arsenal to  Shakhtar Donetsk’s £97m winger Mykhailo Mudryk topped the lot.


But Benoit Badiashile, David Datro Fofana, Andrey Santos and Noni Madueke didn’t come cheap either.

It means spending since the summer under Boehly is pushing £400m – for a side sitting only tenth in the Premier League.

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