Atletico president Cerezo also has confirmed: “We have been informed that Poch does not count with João Félix for Chelsea. He will return here, we’ll see… we’ve nothing planned.”
The new manager views Felix as a skilled, technical player but does not believe he will fit in with Pochettino's hard-running training sessions and intense style of play.
The Portuguese attacker likes being at the club and would much rather prefer to stay on, than to return to Diego Simeone's Atletico Madrid.
Atletico also want to sell the player to Chelsea as there are no other interested parties, even for a loan.