Barcelona hopes to achieve agreements on free transfers by Andreas Christensen, Franck Kessie and Noussair Mazraoui earlier than the top of March, perceive 90min.
Blaugrana has tried to steal a march towards its rivals by finishing transitions lengthy earlier than the summer season window opens.
And they may carry in Chelsea defender Christensen, Milan midfielder Kessie and Ajax star Mazraoui, with Barça wanting to verify this trio of offers earlier than the top of March.
Barcelona and Cesar Azpilicueta are each nonetheless hopeful that he too will be part of on a free switch this summer season, however his scenario is a little more difficult.
While the Chelsea captain’s contract expires this summer season, the membership has an choice to prolong it by one other yr. Azpilicueta, nonetheless, had hoped that the Blues would chorus from this clause as a present of fine will for his decade of service at Stamford Bridge.
The complication is that Chelsea’s new house owners – whoever they’re – may decide to set off that choice. The present membership hierarchy has lengthy accepted that Christensen and Azpilicueta, along with star defender Antonio Rudiger, would go away this summer season, but when there’s a chance to maintain not less than one in every of these gamers at such a tumultuous time, it might be sensible to train it.
On the Barcelona facet, they’re eager so as to add each Mazraoui and Azpilicueta to their squad regardless of enjoying in the identical place, with Sergino Dest’s future within the air.
The USMNT star had been linked with actions throughout Europe within the January switch window, with Chelsea really recognized as a possible vacation spot for Dest.