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Another obstacle Chelsea are facing is the fee Atletico would demand. Whether Simeone stays or not, Felix is going to be pricey.

Atletico want back as much of the £111m they spent on him as possible. Todd Boehly has not been averse to throwing his money around since becoming Chelsea owner less than a year ago.

However, would he be able to justify spending a fee as large as that for Felix? Chelsea splashed out £88m on Mykhaylo Mudryk in January, as well as £30m on Noni Madueke.

Chelsea will be well-stocked in attacking positions, especially with Nkunku’s arrival. It remains to be seen if there is going to be space for another substantial arrival such as Felix.

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