Barcelona are keen on Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta to add some Spanish quality to their defence, but they don’t have the money to buy them.
What can they offer in exchange? How about some young talent?
According to a report in Spanish paper 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
— 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 be keen to keep him.
But given they have so many brilliant teenagers already in the side, they may ultimately agree that they can lose this one gem in return for some older heads at the back.
Balde feels he’s ready for the first team, and too good for lower division football with the B team, and while Chelsea can’t offer him weekly games, they can offer him a lot of other things.