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Man Utd and Arsenal have same Joao Felix transfer problem that could prevent January move

Manchester United, Arsenal and Chelsea are all reportedly reconsidering their pursuit of forward Joao Felix due to how much it will cost to sign him on loan for six months. The versatile attacker is set to leave Atletico Madrid in the January transfer window, with his relationship with the club in tatters.

Felix was one of the most exciting young talents in world football when he arrived at the Wanda Metropolitano in 2019 but his progress has plateaued at the club. As a result, the Portugal international has fallen out of favour under manager Diego Simeone and all parties have agreed that a transfer is the best possible outcome for everyone.

Atletico are not willing to part ways with Felix without recouping close to their £113million transfer fee paid for him just three years ago, which has ruled out many possible destinations. However, a loan move is a possibility.

According to talkSPORT, Man United, Arsenal and Chelsea are all reconsidering bringing Felix in on a short-term deal though because of the £8m loan fee Atletico are demanding. They are weighing up whether the 23-year-old is worth the price considering that he would likely return to Atletico in the summer given how big his price tag is.

United are desperately searching for a striker to bolster their attacking ranks next month following the premature departure of Cristiano Ronaldo. Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial have both impressed through the middle previously, though Erik ten Hag is keen to acquire a proven No 9 in the loan market.

Similarly, Chelsea are in the same market as their rivals after an injury to Armando Broja during a friendly against Aston Villa saw manager Graham Potter stripped of his squad depth in the final third. Kai Havertz has led the line for the Blues over the past few seasons – displacing Romelu Lukaku previously – but away from the German international, the Stamford Bridge outfit lack options.

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