Chelsea are currently preparing for the departures of Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, while Newcastle, Tottenham and Barcelona are snooping around.
Due to UK government sanctions against Roman Abramovich, the Blues are currently unable to renew the contracts of those approaching a free hand.
That goes for Rudiger and Christensen and Thomas Tuchel has now commented on talks of the latter moving to Barcelona.
What’s the matter?
But, Sports recently announced that Christensen has agreed to join Barcelona, with Tuchel seemingly confirming the news is true.
As quoted by Fabrizio RomanoThe German said: “We’ve heard the same rumours, yes it is. It’s not confirmed yet as I haven’t spoken to Andreas about it yet. But we heard the same rumours, yes.”
Well, as Tuchel notes, the deal is unconfirmed but it sounds pretty defeatist about Christensen staying on at Stamford Bridge.
It’s bad news for Chelsea, of course, but it’s also not what Eddie Howe and Antonio Conte would have liked to hear.
With the deal still pending, the Premier League duo may still have time to get involved in the negotiations but we don’t assess their chances.
Losing Newcastle and Tottenham is a win for Barcelona
Newcastle and Tottenham won’t like missing the Denmark international but their defeat is Barcelona’s win.
The 25-year-old is a great footballer who is set to get even better in his prime.
The Dane is also a Champions League winner and loud transfer marketis valued at £31.5 million.
Therefore, it is phenomenal to say the least that Barcelona are landing him on a free transfer due to Chelsea’s financial situation.
In other news, Jesse Marsch discusses reports that Arsenal and Barcelona are looking to sign Leeds star Raphinha this summer
https://www.hitc.com/en-gb/2022/04/01/yes-manager-seems-to-believe-83000-a-week-newcastle-spurs-target-is-off-to-barcelona/ The manager appears to think Newcastle & Spurs’ £83,000-a-week target is headed to Barcelona