Chelsea has signed Benfica’s Argentina midfielder Enzo Fernandez for a British record £107m transfer fee.

The deal eclipses the £100m Manchester City paid for Jack Grealish in 2021.

Fernandez, who only joined Benfica for a reported £10m in August, was named young player of the tournament during Argentina’s World Cup triumph in Qatar.

The 22-year-old’s arrival takes Chelsea’s January spending to £289m, according to transfer website Transfermarkt.

He has signed an eight-and-a-half year contract at Stamford Bridge.

The deal follows an outlay of £270m in the summer – a record for a British club in the summer window.

It is the joint-sixth most expensive signing of all-time, equalling the 120m euros Barcelona paid for France forward Antoine Griezmann in 2019.

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