Todd Boehly, a co-owner of Chelsea, has traveled to Spain to meet with Barcelona about a few players, futballnews can confirm.
Even before the summer transfer window started, the two teams had some mutual interest. In addition to having interests in Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso, both of whom have contracts with just a year left to go, Barcelona hopes to sign Andreas Christensen, who has already moved from Stamford Bridge to Camp Nou.
Although Boehly’s position on the two is not yet known, we understand that both players are eager to move to Barca and had been given permission by the Blues’ former owners.
Although club director Jordi Cruyff recently acknowledged that the takeover had hampered their activities, Barcelona is still determined to complete a deal.
Hence, Boehly is currently in Barcelona for official discussions regarding potential transfers.
Future plans for Azpilicueta and Alonso are believed to be the major topic of discussion, although Chelsea’s long-standing interest in Barcelona right-back Sergino Dest is also anticipated to come up.
Todd Boehly is also anticipated to inquire about the position of midfielder Frenkie de Jong, who is the top target for Manchester United this summer.
Chelsea are looking for a new midfielder this summer after losing Aurelien Tchouameni to Real Madrid. After their initial approach for Declan Rice of West Ham was rejected, the Blues have now added De Jong to their list of potential recruits for this summer.
According to reports, Chelsea have expressed interest in making a trade for the Dutchman.
There are rumors that the Blues are attempting to sabotage Manchester United’s £56 million acquisition of Frenkie de Jong.
The American businessman, who took control of Stamford Bridge in May after a £4.25 billion buyout, wants to leave a lasting impression during his first summer transfer window.
With rumors in Spain indicating that Chelsea have entered the competition to recruit the much sought-after Dutch midfielder, snatching De Jong from United’s grasp has surfaced as a potential power move.
De Jong is likely to come up at the meeting between the Chelsea co-owner and representatives from Camp Nou on Thursday night at a restaurant. When asked why he was in the city by a reporter, Boehly grinned and coolly responded, “We’re here for a lunch.”
The 25-year-old international from the Netherlands, in whose quiet confidence the Red Devils continue to place first in the race, wants to remain in Catalunya.
Despite club president Joan Laporta’s assertion that De Jong wasn’t for sale yesterday, Barcelona’s precarious financial situation means that the club would be willing to sell him if their demands were met.
Boehly’s Blues, on the other hand, are guaranteed a spot in the Champions League group stages, and manager Thomas Tuchel is looking to bolster his midfield options by bringing in a new player.
It’s no secret that the new Stamford Bridge co-owner wants to make a big impression during his first transfer window. Raheem Sterling and Chelsea have reached an agreement on personal terms, and Chelsea are even attempting to woo Cristiano Ronaldo away from Manchester United.