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Benfica want record fee up front

 

Chelsea and Benfica remain deadlocked in negotiations over the transfer of Enzo Fernandez.

The Blues have met the Argentine midfielder's release fee of £105m in what would be a British record, but are only willing to pay it in instalments.

In fact, the Premier League club have even offered to pay MORE than the release fee as long as they can stagger a series of payments.

However, Benfica president Rui Costa is insisting that the Londoners pay the full amount for the World Cup winner up front.

Will either party budge before tonight's 11pm deadline?