Todd Boehly makes double Barcelona swap decision as Chelsea offer £17m for Ben Chilwell


Chelsea are open to a double swap deal with Barcelona during the summer transfer window, according to Spanish outlet Sport. The report claims that the Blues would secure the services of long-term targets Sergino Dest and Neto in exchange for Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso, who have each been linked with moves to Camp Nou in recent times.

Andreas Christensen has reportedly already agreed a pre-contract deal with Xavi’s side once his contract at Stamford Bridge expires in the coming weeks. Azpilicueta and Alonso, who have both courted interest from the Spanish giants, are reportedly keen to follow the Denmark international, but Barcelona must wait until the west London club’s takeover saga is resolved.

Thomas Tuchel’s captain has already been offered a contract by the Spanish outfit, according to Goal. The report claims that Barcelona are willing to give Azpilicueta a pay rise and a two-year contract, with an option for an additional year.

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The 32-year-old captain has reportedly been told he can earn £11m per season before tax at Camp Nou. Due to ongoing financial problems at Barcelona, ​​Xavi’s side are unable to pay a substantial fee for the Chelsea defenders, who each have twelve months remaining on their contracts at Stamford Bridge.

Therefore, this summer, due to Financial Fair Play restrictions imposed by La Liga, a deal can only be reached with the Blues if a sale elsewhere can fund said transfers or if a swap deal is devised. So, according to Spanish outlet Sport, Xavi’s side have offered Chelsea Dest and Neto who have both been linked with the world champions this season.

In the January transfer window, the European champions have shown interest in Dest, according to the Spanish outlet. Mundo Deportivo. However, at the time, Barcelona were ready to accept a sub-€20m (£16.7m) bid for the 21-year-old.

The report claimed the USA international’s intention was to stay at the Spanish club, putting the West Londoners back to square one in their mission to find cover for an injured Ben Chilwell.


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