Chelsea have reportedly met Benfica’s price demands for the sale of Victor Lindelof.

When you read that, you’d probably think it comes from a full page article from a Portuguese paper. But it’s not the case, and that’s why it’s weird.

A Bola has a story on Thursday where they comment on all of Benfica’s potential sales for this summer. And one of them is obviously Lindelof.

It’s been reported that Chelsea have been trying to bargain, as they bid €25m for the defender who has a €30m release clause.

Now the paper claims that the Blues have shown they can pay €30m, but only if Benfica accept them to receive it in various payments.

There’s no information if Benfica would accept this bid or not. They couldn’t do anything if Chelsea paid it in cash, but this offer gives the Portuguese side the power to say yes or no.

As we said before, it’s very unusual for a Portuguese paper to report bid in such a discreet way. The other Portuguese papers would surely have talked about it this week if it were true, so we’ll see if A Bola are only selling smoke.