Date: 11th April 2023 at 12:30pm
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Chelsea face a huge task on Wednesday as they travel to face Real Madrid in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final. 

The Blues have won just four of their last 20 Premier League matches, and caretaker boss Frank Lampard watched his side lose 1-0 against Wolves during the first game of his tenure on Saturday.

The Blues have struggled in front of goal this season, with only six teams having scored fewer than Chelsea’s 29 Premier League goals.

Despite that, it appears that those in charge of the club are hopeful of keeping hold of one of their misfiring attackers.

According to Fabrizio Romano, The Blues will look to sign Joao Felix permanently this summer when his loan deal from Atletico Madrid expires.

The 23-year-old made a shock move to London in January, joining Chelsea from his Spanish parent club on a loan deal until the end of the season.

Initially, the Portugal international looked impressive, but he has since struggled in front of goal.

Having now made 12 appearances for his new side, Felix has still only scored twice across all competitions.

Felix could remain a Chelsea player beyond this summer

Despite that, Romano claims that the London side will look to sign Felix permanently this summer, despite the loan deal not having an option-to-buy clause included.

The board of the west London outfit are said to be very happy with the Portuguese’s performances and will therefore look to reach an agreement when the transfer window opens this summer.

Felix became one of the most expensive players in football history when he completed a £114 million move from Benfica to Atletico in 2019, but his time in the Spanish capital wasn’t quite going to plan.

The Portugal international reportedly had a difficult relationship with Atletico boss Diego Simeone, and was therefore sent out on loan in January.

In total, the forward has scored 34 goals and provided 18 assists in 131 matches for the Spanish side across all competitions.

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