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Report: Enzo Fernandez Left Out Of Benfica Squad Amid Chelsea Interest

By Dylan McBennett,


Enzo Fernandez has been left out of the Benfica squad as negotiations continue over a move to Chelsea.

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Benfica and Chelsea are still locked in negotiations over a move for Enzo Fernandez, and the player will not play for the Portuguese side tonight against Arouca.

Enzo has been left out of the travelling squad to travel to Arouca and will not play any part in the game. A delegation from Chelsea are currently in Lisbon trying to complete the deal.

There is yet to be a concrete breakthrough in negotiations.
Enzo Fernandez has been left out of the Benfica squad against Arouca.

IMAGO / Ulrich Hufnagel

According to Duncan Castles of the Times, Enzo Fernandez has been left out of the travelling Benfica squad to Arouca tonight.

Chelsea have launched a bid worth €120million, but it is yet be accepted by Benfica. They are still reluctant to lose Enzo and it is now a race against time for Chelsea.

A private jet is in Lisbon waiting to fly Enzo back to London to undergo a medical, and it's the same jet that flew Mykhailo Mudryk into London when that deal was being completed.

Despite their not being a breakthrough as of yet Chelsea are confident a deal will be possible. Todd Boehly is reported to not be willing to take no as an answer.

Negotiations will continue throughout the day but Chelsea ideally need a breakthrough soon to get all the medical's and paperwork done to be able to confirm the move before the deadline.

Enzo wants the move and personal terms are agreed. All eyes on Chelsea and Benfica in the coming hours.

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