Chelsea make an enormous supply for La Masia star, Barcelona missing funds
Premier League side Chelsea made the Barcelona star a surprising offer. The La Masia graduate could leave Barcelona for good this summer for a hefty fee. However, Barcelona are still in talks with the player’s representatives to agree to stay at the Camp Nou.
The midfield sensation has also been linked to a move to Manchester City. Pep Guardiola and Co. are monitoring the situation and could use them to land him in City. Additionally, several top clubs are keen to secure the midfielder’s signature if he decides to leave Barcelona.
Chelsea are on the lookout for their three main goals this summer. Declan Rice, Erling Haaland and Jules Kounde are the main targets for the London team. While the deal with Jules Kounde is about to close, with or without Zouma in the deal.
Kurt Zouma does not want to move to Seville and continue with a new club in the Premier League. Surprisingly, West Ham United have shown interest in signing the French defender this summer to strengthen their side. David Moyes will be happy to have the French by his side.
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According to the Daily Express report, Chelsea have made an offer for Barcelona midfield sensation Ilaix Moriba. Barcelona will make their final decision on Moriba’s future with the club later this week. However, Moriba’s name can be found in Barcelona’s pre-season training session.
In addition, Spanish media company Sport is suggesting that Moriba could leave the Catalan side this summer. The midfielder is not happy with Barcelona’s offer and wants a raise. While Barcelona is already in financial trouble amid ongoing pandemic situations around the world.
Laporta warns Moriba about extending Barcelona
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Ilaix Moriba had a good season under Ronald Koeman last season. Moriba played 18 games for Barcelona first team last season, 14 of which played in La Liga. The central midfielder did well with his passes and movement in the middle of the park.
Moriba’s representatives are not satisfied with Barcelona’s current salary. The midfielder’s camp charges £ 2.5m per season while his current club income is £ 1.7m. However, Barcelona want to keep their young star and offer a first-team spot this season.
Laporta has issued the latest warning for Moriba, according to Mundo Deportivo.
“We don’t want players who don’t want to renew, that leaves a very bad taste. But most of all there is the club and you can’t make that change, ”said Laporta.
Bayern Munich also shows interest in Moriba:
Barcelona fear Chelsea are the reason talks with Ilaix Moriba are not progressing as planned. The English team would be able to offer the player up to three times the salary Barça can offer him. [sport] pic.twitter.com/g05b8XhbIQ
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The Catalan club want to keep the midfielder but the midfielder is unwilling to accept the current wages. Moriba is asking for three times his current salary at Camp Nou. The demand from Moriba’s warehouse is also higher than what Pedri earns at the club.
Chelsea’s latest offer, according to Sport, may interest Barcelona in selling Moriba this summer. In addition, the sale could also benefit the club in the official registration of Lionel Messi, who has not yet been admitted to the Barcelona preparatory camp. FC Bayern Munich is also showing great interest in securing Moriba’s services.
However, Chelsea could have the upper hand in closing this deal for the youngster. Barcelona fans are not happy with the attitude of the midfielder who is pushing for a raise. Manchester City could also make an offer in the future if the midfielder is on sale this summer.