Benfica supervisor Roger Schmidt has stated the membership has no intention of promoting Argentine World Cup star Enzo Fernandez for lower than the acquisition requirement, after Chelsea had been reported exhibiting curiosity.
“There is a membership that wishes our participant,” Schmidt stated with out naming Chelsea.
“They know that we do not need to promote the participant, they’re attempting to lure the participant in with ‘some huge cash’.
Fernandez, who transferred from River Plate to Benfica in the summertime, has a 120m euro ($126m) launch clause in his contract, and Schmidt stated the bidding membership was attempting to keep away from paying it.
“They need to drive the participant loopy after which declare they’ll pay for the merchandise after which negotiate.
They’re attempting to get the participant on their facet. That is disrespectful to all of us, to Benfica, and I can’t settle for what they’ve performed.
“There’s some huge cash on the desk. “It’s kind of complicated,” stated Schmidt, of the participant who missed follow as a result of he was in Argentina for too lengthy.
The 21-year-old was named the very best younger participant of the World Cup after taking the sector in Qatar.
Chelsea are struggling this season underneath new president Todd Boehly and co-controller Behdad Eghbali. The membership are at the moment ranked tenth within the Premier League and are ten factors behind Man United, who completed fourth within the mid-season.
The Londoners purchased French worldwide defender Benoit Badiashile from Ligue 1 facet Monaco on Thursday.