Barcelona are reportedly also interested in the signing of Sassuolo ace Jeremie Boga, who has been massively linked with a return to Chelsea over the past week.
The 23-year-old winger is enjoying an impressive season this year as he’s bagged seven goals and four assists in 22 Serie A matches for Sassuolo.
According to the Mirror, Chelsea held discussions over re-signing the winger on Wednesday as they look to bolster Frank Lampard’s attacking possibilities, with the Ivory Coast international having spent nine years with the Blues having come up through the youth ranks.
He was limited to just one match for the senior side though, and so an exit from Stamford Bridge seems to have been the right decision to further his career.
Though, as reported by Mundo Deportivo, via Le10Sport, Barcelona also hold an interest in Jeremie Boga as sporting director Eric Abidal is supposed to be an admirer in particular, and so it remains to be seen whether or not the Catalan giants emerge as a genuine threat to the Blues’ hopes of bringing their former starlet back.
It’s expressly noted in that report that Chelsea can re-sign Jeremie Boga for €18m, and so it remains to be seen if that gives them the decisive advantage in any move scrap this summer.
That said, Sassuolo and Barca have done a fair bit of business in recent times, and so with Mundo Deportivo adding that the two clubs have a stable relationship after opportunities for Kevin-Prince Boateng and Marlon, time will tell if the reigning La Liga champions could have an influence of their own.