Barcelona chiefs Mateu Alemany and Jordi Cruyff were in London on Thursday to fulfill with Chelsea over a series of summer signings, in accordance with reports from Spain. The Catalan giants are keen to maneuver quickly to get their squad in place for the brand new season as they give the impression of being to knock Real Madrid off their perch once more.
Two signings have already been wrapped up in the shape of Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie – each on free transfers from the Blues and AC Milan, respectively – but Barca aren’t prepared to stop there.
In line with SPORT, Alemany and Cruyff headed to London to fulfill with Chelsea officials to debate the opportunity of signing Cesar Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso and Romelu Lukaku in midweek.
The concept was to try to gauge the supply of every player as Barcelona proceed to refine their list of summer targets.
Each of the full-backs are believed to be firm options on the agenda for Xavi and the board as they aim more defensive reinforcements.
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The Belgian has been monitored by each AC Milan and Newcastle but as of now, Lukaku doesn’t seem keen on either potential exit route.
Barcelona would favor to sign Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich however the move hangs within the balance for now.
Bayern are determined to maintain the Poland international for the ultimate 12 months of his contract, which expires in 2023 but Barcelona is not going to go away.
And if Barca fail to strike a deal for Lewandowski, Lukaku is one in every of the opposite opportunities available on the market that may fall into consideration.
The 28-year-old can leave for the proper price, although Chelsea are yet to resolve the long run of the club and their recent owners.
Leeds winger Raphinha can also be on the agenda for Barcelona and Chelsea were actually on the front of the queue for the Brazilian before the sanction against Roman Abramovich.
The report claims it isn’t out of the query that Leeds chiefs travelled down the London to fulfill with Barcelona in regards to the player.
Barcelona have already outlined their desire to bid for Raphinha however the club are waiting to find Leeds’ status come the top of the season before tabling their formal proposal.
Should Leeds be relegated, Raphinha may very well be up for grabs for just £25m.