The Lowdown: Chelsea closing in
The Portuguese’s contract at the Metropolitano Stadium isn’t set to expire until 2026, but after reports suggested that he is looking to leave, the club’s chief executive Gil Marin has hinted that his time could be coming to an end.
Premier League sides Manchester United and the Gunners have both been credited with an interest in the 23-year-old, though it’s Chelsea who now appear to be in pole position for his signature, with David Ornstein reporting a ‘verbal agreement’ with the Blues this week.
The Latest: Arsenal talks
Taking to Twitter on Sunday, Galetti revealed that Arsenal have held discussions with Felix’s agent Jorge Mendes regarding a possible switch to the Emirates Stadium.
“Important meeting today between Arsenal and Mendes for Joao Felix. As told, AFC have the internal approval to speed up things with ‘good’ conditions.”
Would Felix be a good signing for Arsenal?
The Verdict: Alongside Mudryk?
Arsenal are reportedly closing in on the signing of Mykhaylo Mudryk from Shakhtar Donetsk, and Felix could an excellent capture to follow in his footsteps and make the move to the capital.
The Viseu native has posted 52 goal contributions in 131 appearances for Atletico and is a versatile player with the ability to operate in three different positions (Transfermarkt).
Felix has been hailed a ‘nightmare’ for defenders by Jacek Kulig, so whilst Chelsea appear to have jumped out in front, we would urge the Gunners to take another run at what could be a title-deciding signing.
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience