CHELSEA have reportedly offered £79million, Hakim Ziyech AND two players on loan in an attempt to secure Enzo Fernandez.

The 21-year-old Argentine is being heavily linked with a move to Stamford Bridge in the January window.

Enzo Fernandez's stock has risen considerably since the World Cup

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Enzo Fernandez’s stock has risen considerably since the World CupCredit: Getty
Record are reporting Chelsea have offered cash and players for Fernandez

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Record are reporting Chelsea have offered cash and players for FernandezCredit: Record

But his current club Benfica will not let him go for a cut price, particularly considering his release clause stands at £106m.

However, Chelsea are attempting to navigate that sizable fee by putting players forward as part of the deal.

According to Record, they have submitted a cash amount of £75m.

That is then propped up by the addition of Ziyech, 29, who shone with Morocco at the World Cup but has been out of favour in west London for some time.

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And then the Blues are also thought to be willing to hand Benfica two players on loan.

One of those is 20-year-old midfielder David Datro Fofana – who only joined Chelsea in the January window.

And the other is Brazilian Audrey Santos, 18, who is yet to complete a move from Vasco da Gama.

Fernandez only joined Benfica in the summer and has a contract with the Portuguese giants until 2027.

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He was brilliant for Argentina in Qatar, starting their final group game and all subsequent knockout stage matches on their way to World Cup glory.

As a result of his superb performances, the talented South American was named the Young Player of the Tournament.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are keen to arrest their slump as they currently sit 10th in the Premier League table.

New owner Todd Boehly spent more than £250m in the summer but it does not seem to have paid off.

And now they are looking at a host of deals in the January window including Fernandez, Mykhailo Mudryk and Benoit Badiashile.

Datro David Fofana has joined Chelsea from  FK Molde but could be loaned out

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Datro David Fofana has joined Chelsea from FK Molde but could be loaned outCredit: Getty
Hakim Ziyech looks to be on his way out of Chelsea

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Hakim Ziyech looks to be on his way out of ChelseaCredit: Getty



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