Explained: Why Chelsea are pursuing record-breaking Enzo Fernandez transfer in January

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Chelsea are back in for Benfica's Enzo Fernandez having failed with a pursuit of the Argentine at the beginning of January, but this time they look much more likely to land the World Cup's breakout star.

The 22-year-old shone for La Albiceleste as they were crowned world champions in Qatar and has been the talk of the town ever since. Chelsea signalled their intent earlier on in January with a handful of failed bids before stepping away from the deal, but have since returned and are optimistic about getting it over the line with their latest bid.

Having already splashed the cash to steal Mykhailo Mudryk from Arsenal's grasp, while also strengthening by signing Joao Felix, Benoit Badiashile, Malo Gusto and several others, Chelsea are proving they will go to any stretch to craft the ultimate squad this month.

So, why have they made the decision to come back in for Fernandez with such little time remaining before the window closes? GOAL takes a look.