According to reports, Chelsea have heightened their chase of Barcelona midfielder Gavi with Todd Boehly set to meet his parents.
The 18-year-old has blossomed since graduating into the first team of Barcelona and he played an integral role for La Roja at the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
But he could be available on a free transfer next summer in spite of putting pen-to-paper last September on a new contract that should see him remain with the Spanish club until 2026.
Barcelona’s financial mess indicates Gavi has been dispossessed of his deal alongside his squad number and has been re-registered as an academy player on his previous deal.
And it looks like Boehly is trying to exploit his contract situation by luring the Spaniard away from Barcelona to Stamford Bridge.
The West London side have reportedly discussed with the agent of Gavi, Ivan de la Pena over their desire to acquire the youngster.
Todd Boehly is set to meet with the parents of Gavi
And now the owner of the West London side is set to meet with his parents to reel out Chelsea’s plan for the Spanish International in addition to their yearning to make him an important part of the club, based on a report from AS.
Chelsea wants to snatch Gavi away from Barcelona on a free but it is understood that they youngster would rather remain at Barcelona.
However that could be a daunting task if the Spanish giants are unable to reduce a massive amount off their wage bill to make way for him.
The Blues could table much more for Gavi than Barcelona and they could offer the 18-year-old a massive signing-on fee.
And if Chelsea are able to acquire the services of former Spain manager Luis Enrique as head coach for next season, that could additionally pave the way for the deal to happen.
Barcelona are under a transfer ban!
Barcelona have been put under a transfer embargo by La Liga pending when they find a solution to their financial issues.
Ten players could supposedly exit the table toppers as they strive to gather £178 million, although according to reports they can raise €250 million to sort their financial woes and make new additions next summer if they activate a ‘super’ economic lever presently being planned.
Barcelona are facing the possibility of not playing in the UEFA Champions League next campaign if they are found guilty of making payments to a former vice-president of the Spanish referees committee for issues relating to match fixing.
Chelsea are also in deep problems as they are languishing in 11th position on the English Premier League table and they have failed to score in the last four games across all competitions.
They lost on Wednesday night to Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League by 2-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain.
The West London side are also facing the possibility of not playing in any European competition for next season due to their precarious form all through the season.
Chelsea have been under the tutelage of four managers this season but it seems there is no headway in sight as the club continues to endure a torrid campaign without any silverware.