Chelsea considers second Joao Felix loan as Atletico Madrid demands €100m for permanent deal
Due to Atletico Madrid's high asking price for a permanent deal, Chelsea is looking to secure Joao Felix's services on loan for the upcoming season.
According to Mundo Deportivo, the forward joined Chelsea on a temporary basis in January and has impressed during his 12 appearances in the Premier League, scoring twice.
The London club is keen to retain the services of the Portuguese international, but Atletico Madrid's asking price of around €100 million (£87m/$110m) is deemed too steep for Chelsea.
Joao Felix, whose contract with Atletico Madrid runs until 2026, may have other options aside from a loan back to Stamford Bridge, as his agent Jorge Mendes is reportedly exploring other possibilities.
Paris Saint-Germain has been mentioned as a potential destination for the Portuguese forward, particularly since the club is losing Lionel Messi at the end of the current season.
Under former Chelsea coach Graham Potter, the 23-year-old was an integral member of the team, but his playing time has dwindled under interim boss Frank Lampard.
The former Benfica star was a substitute in the team's recent losses to Brighton and Brentford and was not featured at all in the midweek defeat to Arsenal, signaling a decline in his role within the squad.
With Chelsea scheduled to visit Bournemouth on Saturday, the attacker will be eager to make a return to the starting lineup and contribute to the team's efforts.