Arsenal make a loan inquiry for Joao Felix in a bid to boost their Premier League title bid after Chelsea and Manchester United were rebuffed by Atletico Madrid’s bid a fee of 8 MILLION pounds for a six-month temporary change.
- Arsenal are ready to strengthen their attack in their bid for the Premier League title
- Now Mikel Arteta wants to go for the marginal striker of Atlético de Madrid
- Félix enhanced the reputation with strong performances for Portugal at the World Cup
- The Gunners’ interest in Shakhtar Donetsk star Mykhailo Mudryk continues
Arsenal have asked about Joao Félix on loan from Atlético de Madrid.
The Spanish side wants to pay his salary in full plus a loan fee of 8 million pounds for six months.
Chelsea and Manchester United have also spoken about the Portuguese, but the figures are considered too expensive, but Mikel Arteta will be hoping to take advantage after urging the club’s board to back him in January.
Chelsea have previously been keen on Felix as they look to solve the goalscoring woes that have left them struggling in attack compared to their rivals at the top of the table this season.
Joao Felix has fallen out of favor at Atletico Madrid and has attracted interest from Arsenal
Atletico paid £114million for the Portuguese star in 2019 but know they are unlikely to recoup much of that given the 21-year-old’s inconsistent form at the Wanda Metropolitano since then.
Félix is capable of playing at left back, where he plays for Portugal and where he started four of his country’s five games at the World Cup in Qatar.
During the tournament he scored in his first match against Ghana, while he provided two assists in the 6-1 demolition of Switzerland in the round of 16.
Chelsea and Manchester United have previously shown interest in the Portuguese forward
Felix has enjoyed an enhanced reputation after a strong World Cup with Portugal
Despite the shock exit in Morocco, Félix’s impressive tournament has lifted his stock again after falling out of favor with Diego Simeone in the Spanish capital.
He has only started five LaLiga games this season.
Meanwhile, Arsenal are being asked to pay £85m for their other top target, Shakhtar Donetsk’s Mykhailo Mudryk.
The Gunners have already received a £57million bid from the Ukrainian side, but the player has hinted he wants to join the Gunners after posting a picture on social media of himself watching their 3-1 win at Boxing Day over West Ham.
Shakhtar’s assistant sporting director Carlo Nicolini had previously confirmed Arsenal’s interest in the Shakhtar star.
Mikel Arteta is set to strengthen his attack as the Gunners aim for the Premier League title
‘Mudryk has received the message, like all the other players, to report to the training camp in Antalya on January 9.
‘Arsenal’s interest is there, I can’t deny it. However, today he is called up for the first training camp that lasts from January 9 to February 9, then in Warsaw we will prepare for the next European matches.
‘Many clubs have been indirectly interested in Mudryk, without an official offer. There have been a lot of phone calls.
“I think it’s difficult for Italian teams today to have a profile like this, both for what it’s worth and because of the lack of courage to invest in this profile.”