Chelsea announce signing of Enzo Fernandez

Chelsea have announced that they have completed a deal to sign Enzo Fernandez from Benfica for a British record transfer fee.

Benfica confirmed in the early hours of Wednesday morning that the Blues will pay a staggering €121m fee to take the Argentina World Cup winner off their hands.

The two sides were locked in talks throughout the January transfer window, but the move was not officially announced until after the deadline.

But Chelsea have now confirmed that Fernandez has signed on at Stamford Bridge, becoming their eighth and final signing of the winter window.

Chelsea had already brought in Benoit Badiashile, David Datro Fofana, Mykhailo Mudryk, Joao Felix, Noni Madueke, Andrey Santos and Malo Gusto, the latter of which will return to Lyon on loan for the remainder of the season.

Fernandez had only joined Benfica in the summer of 2022 from River Plate, with Wolves pushing the Portuguese side all the way in the initial race for his signature.

Daniel Childs reacts to latest Chelsea news on January transfer deadline day as we wait to see if Enzo Fernandez will sign from Benfica, Arsenal show interest in Jorginho and Hakim Ziyech in talks with PSG for a loan. If you can’t see this embed, click here to listen to the podcast!

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