Barcelona have accelerated their curiosity in out of contract duo Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie forward of the summer time switch window.
Chelsea defender Christensen and AC Milan midfielder Kessie are prime of their want record as they to enhance drastically after crashing out of the Champions League earlier than the knock-out stage this season.
Christensen’s Chelsea contract expires on the finish of the season and the Danish worldwide defender is edging very near finishing a swap to the LaLiga facet in addition to Kessie, in line with Mundo Deportivo.
Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen (left) and AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie (proper) are each on Barcelona’s radar
The 25-year-old joined Chelsea from Brondby aged 15 in 2012, which might see his 10-year keep come to an finish.
He has gone on to make greater than 88 appearances within the Premier League for the Blues – serving to the west London facet win a number of trophies, together with final season’s Champions League.
The centre-back has solely performed as soon as within the Premier League for the reason that finish of December, although, having lately been absent via harm and Covid.
Though, it’s not a finished deal, and he may but stay at Chelsea – Barca know they must fend off curiosity from the likes of Bayern Munich with a exit from Stamford Bridge wanting probably.
Danish worldwide Christensen helped the Blues win final season’s Champions League
Mundo Deportivo have reported that Barcelona have accelerated their curiosity in Christensen and Kessie
Talking about his contract state of affairs final week, Christensen stated: ‘Issues can nonetheless be finished. Being a part of a profitable crew is all that I need to be as a soccer participant.
‘It’s arduous as a result of all of the talks between the membership and my guys, I attempt to maintain it away as a result of I need to focus and it’s not modified for me.
‘I’m going on the pitch every single day not likely eager about it. I go away that to the membership and my guys, and I can deal with taking part in soccer.
‘I simply deal with profitable, actually. It’s a troublesome state of affairs.’
Kessie, 25, has attracted vital curiosity from prime European golf equipment after he introduced he is not going to be signing a brand new contract with the Rossonneri earlier this yr.
Barcelona at the moment are main the race with huge golf equipment all monitoring midfielder Kessie
Kessie has impressed as a strong and versatile midfielder since switching from Atalanta to the San Siro in 2019.
He has made greater than 205 appearances for the membership, throughout which period he has scored 35 objectives and has offered 16 assists.
Barca see Kessie because the long-term answer to an growing old Sergio Busquets, who turns 34 in July, though very like Christensen they face loads of competitors to seize his signature.
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