João Félix’s struggles in the first half of the season and his poor relationship with Diego Simeone convinced Atlético Madrid to sanction a loan move to Chelsea in January.

The forward has managed three goals from 17 games for the Blues and has been restricted to a substitute role in recent weeks.

AS state the 23-year-old’s recent situation at Chelsea has raised concerns at the La Liga side. A source from the Madrid club has told the newspaper that “he didn’t go to Chelsea for this”.

The Portugal international hasn’t benefited from the Premier League side’s decision to appoint Frank Lampard as interim manager after sacking Graham Potter in April.

It’s claimed the player hasn’t found what he wanted at Chelsea. Despite this, he’s happy at the Bridge and understands that the arrival of a new manager could benefit him. This would only be possible if the Premier League side were to retain him beyond his loan deal.

Félix’s loan deal expires in June. As it stands, he will have to return to the Spanish club, where Simeone will be in charge next season.

AS state Atlético aren’t optimistic of receiving convincing offers due to his recent displays. They are clearly annoyed how his loan move to Chelsea has gone so far.

Félix is expected to leave Chelsea after this season and Los Rojiblancos have a decision to make on his future in the summer.