Felix has been heavily linked with a move to the English top-flight with Chelsea, Arsenal and Man United all interested.
The Portugal international is viewed as one of the most highly-rated players in Europe but has endured a turbulent spell under Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone and is reportedly open to leaving.
Chelsea want to bolster Graham Potter’s attacking options, having scored just 19 goals in 15 Premier League games this season.
Manchester United will be in the market for a new striker in January having released Cristiano Ronaldo during the World Cup.
But the Premier League giants have been warned against signing Felix, with Merson claiming he is too ‘lightweight’ for the Premier League and incapable of ‘bullying’ defenders.
Discussing the state of play at Chelsea, Merson told the Daily Star: ‘Graham Potter needs two things to be a success at Chelsea – time and money.
‘It looks like they are going to back him in the transfer market this month, and I think they badly need a centre forward. But even if he doesn’t get them into the top four this season, they should stick with him.
‘It’s going to take Graham Potter as much time to settle at Chelsea as it would a new player coming to a different league. And he’s had a bit of bad luck to be honest.
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