Barcelona are keen on Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta to add Spanish quality to their defence, but they don’t have the money to buy them.
What can they offer in return? How about some young talent?
According to a report by Spanish newspaper Mundo Deportivo, Alejandro Balde is a target for the Blues.
❗️ Según pudo saber MD, el Chelsea ya ha contactado con el entorno de Alejandro Balde para mostrarle su interés por hacerse con sus servicios
✍️ @martinezferran https://t.co/1vDpPx41tM
— Mundo Deportivo (@mundodeportivo) June 16, 2022
The right-back’s entourage have already been in contact with Chelsea, according to the report.
The 18-year-old has been a star for Barcelona B in recent years, and they will want to keep him.
But given that they already have so many bright teenagers in the side, they may finally agree that they can lose this gem in exchange for a few older heads in the back.
Balde feels ready for the first team and too good for lower division football with the B team, and while Chelsea can’t offer him weekly matches, they can offer him plenty of other things.