Chelsea set for advantage over Newcastle as star declares interest in Blues

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Joao Felix has been speaking about his time at the club and his desire to stay beyond this season.

On-loan Atletico Madrid star Joao Felix is desperate to stay at Chelsea despite falling slightly out of favour since Frank Lampard took over the side from Graham Potter.

The Portuguese joined Chelsea in January and had a flying start on his debut against Fulham before being sent off in the game.

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He has since returned to score three Premier League goals in a disjointed Chelsea side and has often spoken about the fact he’s enjoyed his time at Stamford Bridge and would love to stay beyond this season.

Atletico Madrid wants around £88 million for him and even though Chelsea will have to be careful in the transfer window, there is a chance they could do another loan deal for the forward for £16 million.

Highly flying Newcastle United who have qualified for the Champions League for the first time since 2003 have also been linked with Felix but he says he’s got eyes only for Chelsea at the moment.

He said: “I don’t know yet my future. But these four, five months, I loved it. It’s a top club, everyone in the club was very good to me. My teammates are unbelievable. I really like to be here.”

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Chelsea will not play any kind of European football next season and will finish the season with fewer points than they have ever in recent Premier League history.

The future of some of the key payers including Mason Mount, linked to Liverpool and N’Golo Kante who it was reported had agreed on an extension in February, but no announcement has been made yet, is still up in the air at the moment.

Chelsea will take on Manchester United tomorrow night before playing their last game at home against Newcastle.

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