Chelsea co-owner Todd Boehly faces a huge decision this summer over the level of investment that Boehly-Clearlake will give the recruitment team and playing staff to make signings in the transfer window. The American consortium has already spent over half-a-billion pounds since acquiring the club last year.
That scale of investment has raised some eyebrows, with the Blues putting together a squad for the future with the signings of Enzo Fernandez and Mykhailo Mudryk for large fees. However, the future of one star still remains unsure heading into the next few months of the season.
That's in reference to Joao Felix, who joined the club on loan in January from Atletico Madrid for the remainder of the campaign. The Portugal international has impressed in his time at Stamford Bridge, showing plenty of quality in his general play, even if he hasn't found the goals to go with it.
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"Playing in the Champions League is an important decision," Felix said when asked about whether the competition may sway any transfer in the coming months. "But the future no one knows, so let’s see what happens and then we’ll see.”
There remains uncertainty over whether a permanent move will be made in the summer though, with dilemmas over the price tag that Atleti may set along with questions over whether the 23-year-old would want a return. Should the Blues fail to make their move, their rivals could be set to swoop.
That's because AS reports that Manchester United are also eyeing a permanent switch for Felix if the west London outfit don't commit to a deal. Discussing the move to the Spanish outlet, reporter Sergio Picos said: "Manchester United has always been that club that has been there to watch, that has asked about him.
“Since the departure of Cristiano you don’t have a big name up front either. That number 7 that Cristiano Ronaldo wore at Manchester United might not be a bad fit for the Portuguese.”
Felix has always been synonymous with Ronaldo, given the pair play for the same national team, with plenty believing his potential could see him take the reigns from him. The forward is yet to kick on and do exactly that though, but there's still plenty of time for him to find a similar progression to the top level.
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