Benfica boss Schmidt attempts to put an end to Chelsea transfer saga as he insists Fernandez is staying put

Benfica manager Roger Schmidt has attempted to put an end to rumours linking Enzo Fernandez to Chelsea, claiming the player is “happy” at the club.

WHAT HAPPENED? The transfer saga of the January window could be coming to an end. After weeks of talk over Fernandez’ potential move to west London – which ramped up after the player missed training last week – Schmidt has reiterated that the case is now ‘closed’. The Argentine has since returned to training, and the Benfica boss has underlined his importance for the team going forward.

WHAT THEY SAID: “As I said last week, the question is closed,” the German tactician told reporters. “He’s a player of ours, he’s happy. He’s part of the team and he’s a key player. The situation is closed, I said that right at the beginning.”