Chelsea £112m transfer target Enzo Fernandez returns to Benfica to face disciplinary rap after NYE in Argentina


CHELSEA transfer target Enzo Fernandez returned to Benfica training on Tuesday morning after spending an unauthorised weekend in Argentina.

Fernandez, 21, flew back to Argentina after featuring in Benfica’s 3-0 Primeira Liga defeat to Braga on Friday.

Fernandez returned to Argentina after featuring for Benfica last week


Fernandez returned to Argentina after featuring for Benfica last weekCredit: EPA

The Eagles ordered him to remain in Portugal for New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, however the midfielder refused to comply.

He was pictured celebrating with family and friends in Argentina by his agent.

And according to Portuguese outlet Record, he missed both of Benfica’s training sessions on Monday as a result.

He returned to the club’s Seixal training ground on Tuesday morning and is now expected to be handed a “heavy fine” for defying club orders.

Fernandez has been heavily linked with a move to Chelsea in recent weeks.

The Blues are set to offer Benfica £112million for his signature – a record Premier League fee.

Benfica signed the midfielder for just £8m last summer, so the club will make a huge profit from his transfer.

Fernandez is understood to be eager to make the switch, so much so that he has refused to play for the Eagles according to Portuguese news outlet Ojogo.


He has also begged club president Rui Costa to give the transfer the green light.

The midfielder played a crucial role in Argentina’s World Cup triumph last month and was named young player of the tournament after starring in the final.


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