As per the Evening Standard, Chelsea are set to sign, Arsenal target, Joao Felix from Atletico Madrid for a reported £16m on a loan deal until the end of the season.
The Blues will pay the required £10million loan fee as well as having agreed to cover the Portuguese striker’s full salary of £270,000-a-week over six months, which totals a cost of £16m.
Arsenal were offered to sign the forward earlier this month but have put all their effort into securing winger Mykhailo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk instead.
Chelsea have told Atletico Madrid they will pay £16m to sign Joao Felix on loan.
Arsenal and Manchester United pulling out of the deal has cleared the path for the Blues to land the striker.
— Standard Sport (@standardsport) January 9, 2023