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Enzo Fernandez has a release clause worth £105millionCredit: Getty

Chelsea agree £105m fee with Benfica for Enzo Fernandez as they pip Man Utd and Liverpool to club-record transfer

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CHELSEA are willing to pay the £105MILLION release clause of World Cup star Enzo Fernandez in the January window.

Benfica midfielder Fernandez, 21, shone for Argentina in Qatar, winning Young Player of the Tournament as they defeated France in the final on penalties earlier this month.

Enzo Fernandez has a release clause worth £105million
Enzo Fernandez has a release clause worth £105millionCredit: Getty

Liverpool and Manchester United are also showing an interest.

However, Blues officials have stolen a march and informed Portuguese giants Benfica of their desire to get the deal done.

Fernandez has a contract until 2027, with Benfica playing hardball to keep him.

But in a meeting with club president Rui Costa and super-agent Jorge Mendes, they were told the mammoth release clause would be no issue.

It would be the biggest transfer fee paid in the club’s history, beating the £97.5m they paid for flop striker Romelu Lukaku in 2021.

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