Chelsea-bound Joao Felix flies to London on a private jet with his influencer girlfriend
Chelsea-bound Joao Félix flies to London on a private jet with his influential girlfriend to complete a medical to finalize his £9m half-season loan move… with the Blues also covering his £5.3 salary millions
Joao Félix’s influencer girlfriend, Margarida Corceiro, has confirmed on Instagram that she will fly to London with the Portuguese star ahead of his medical with Chelsea, as he prepares to join the Blues on loan until the end of the season.
Sportsmail reported yesterday that the Blues are expected to defeat Manchester United and Arsenal with the 23-year-old forward signing on loan.
The deal is now close to completion, and Corceiro posted a photo of herself smiling on a private jet on Instagram Tuesday with the caption “Good morning” as she flew to London with Felix.
Joao Félix’s girlfriend has posted a photo of herself in a private jet while on her way to London with the Portuguese striker
Atlético de Madrid want to sign Joao Félix to an extension before he seals a loan to Chelsea
Felix will move to Stamford Bridge in a move that will see Chelsea cover all his wages during the loan period, which is equivalent to £5.3m.
However, if he impresses at Chelsea during the second half of this season, Graham Potter’s side could struggle to bring him to the club on a permanent deal.
brand They have reported that the club want to sign the striker on a one-year extension before sealing his move to Chelsea.
It is said that his move to Stamford Bridge would not include the option to buy Felix at the end of the season.
His current contract expires in 2026, although Atlético want to extend it until 2027 to “reduce the annual amortization and balance their accounts.”
Félix was previously filmed leaving the Atlético Madrid training ground as he prepares to join Chelsea.
Felix is keen to walk away from Atletico after falling out of favor with Diego Simeone
Chelsea’s expected £9m loan to the Portuguese star will reportedly not include a purchase option
The blues have acted quickly to sign Félix, who has made it clear that he wants to leave Atlético.
United reportedly objected to the loan fee the Spanish giants were demanding and have since turned their attention to former Burnley striker Wout Weghorst.
Arsenal are also looking for reinforcements up front, but were also put off by the price and held talks with Atlético in an attempt to reduce it.
Chelsea are keen to reinvigorate their attack as Graham Potter’s side have struggled in that department since he took over.
Felix, 23, has been inconsistent at Atlético this season. He has scored four goals and given three assists in 14 LaLiga games.
Chelsea have passed Manchester United and Arsenal in the race to sign Félix from Atlético
In 2019, Félix joined Atlético from Benfica for £113 million, which is still the fourth-highest transfer fee in football history.
Chelsea have scored just three goals in their last eight games in all competitions and have used Kai Havertz up front at times, with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang trailing.
Felix is expected to be the last arrival at Stamford Bridge, and Chelsea have already announced the signings of Benoit Badiashile, who cost £58m from Monaco, David Datro Fofana and Andrey Santos so far in the window.
The Blues are also targeting Argentina’s World Cup winner Enzo Fernandes of Benfica.