Chelsea sign Benfica’s Enzo Fernández for British record £106.8m fee

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  • Deal struck for midfielder shortly before window shuts
  • Transfer will take owners’ spending to more than £500m

Chelsea’s staggering spending spree continued when they broke the British transfer record to sign Enzo Fernández for €121m (£106.8m) after a frenzied day of negotiations with Benfica.

The deal takes Chelsea’s spending under the Todd Boehly-Clearlake Capital ownership to more than £500m and is another sign of their determination to dominate the transfer market. Negotiations were led by the co-owner Behdad Eghbali, who was dogged throughout discussions with Benfica on Tuesday, and Graham Potter will hope Fernández makes his side stronger in central midfield.

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Written by Jacob Steinberg
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