Chelsea proprietor Todd Boehly has in some way ‘constructed a optimistic relationship with Barcelona’, which has reportedly led the La Liga giants to supply him a trio of gamers valued at £116m.
It appears odd that Boehly can be on such good phrases with Joan Laporta and the opposite Barca bigwigs given they hijacked their offers to signal each Raphinha and Jules Kounde, and after Thomas Tuchel overtly admitted he was a bit miffed with their chase of Cesar Azpilicueta.
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However the American proprietor has shortly let bygones be bygones in keeping with the Night Normal, which has led the Catalans to supply Chelsea a trio of gamers – Frenkie de Jong, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Memphis Depay.
Barcelona need all three off their books as they appear to drastically lower their wage invoice forward of the brand new season.
Their want to be rid of De Jong has been nicely documented, although the Dutch midfielder has thus far remained adamant that he won’t agree to depart regardless of Manchester United agreeing a £71m payment with Barcelona, or settle for to a giant wage discount.
Barcelona are hoping that De Jong may as a substitute be tempted by a transfer to Chelsea, who can provide him Champions League soccer, and a report on Thursday confirmed they’d ‘granted permission’ to Chelsea to talk to De Jong immediately.
That permission additionally seems to cowl talks with Aubameyang and Depay.
Aubameyang – valued at £13.5m by Transfermarkt – solely arrived on the Nou Camp in January, scoring 13 targets in 21 appearances having been ousted from Arsenal by Mikel Arteta.
However there may be doubt over the 33-year-old’s future after the La Liga giants landed Robert Lewandowksi from Bayern Munich and there’s hope Chelsea could possibly be tempted right into a short-term deal as they appear to exchange Romelu Lukaku.
Thomas Tuchel’s relationship with the Gabon worldwide, after they loved success collectively at Borussia Dortmund, can be thought to offer hope in Barcelona’s bid to see the again of him.
The arrival of Raphinha on the Nou Camp has led former Manchester United winger Depay to be placed on the switch market, with the £31.5m-rated Dutch worldwide the third participant to have been supplied to Boehly and Chelsea.
Though Tuchel has stated he’s proud of the ahead choices he has out there, following the signing of Raheem Sterling from Manchester Metropolis, each Timo Werner and Hakim Ziyech have been closely linked with a transfer away from Stamford Bridge.
The departure of both may see the Blues mild on the high finish of the pitch and enhance the prospect of them being enthusiastic about a transfer for Depay.