Chelsea could reap the rewards after reports suggested that a Barcelona deal might be in the works, while the Blues were reported to have prevented one of them from exiting.
Strengthening the ranks of the wing back has become Thomas Tuchel’s number one priority this month. Reese James has been out for about two months with a torn hamstring. On the left side, Ben Chilwell won’t be back until next season after undergoing knee surgery.
He has left this Blues with only Marcos Alonso as the only specialized wing-back in the books. And with injuries and Covid’s absences a constant threat this season, adequate strength in depth is now more important than ever.
As such, Chelsea has been linked with a slew of options in the window. Lucas Digne was promoted before Aston Villa quickly attacked the Frenchman. Chelsea have reportedly avoided the move as they favor a temporary solution via the loan route.
So today the excellent news comes to see the Spanish outlet Sports World Barcelona is now ready to loan Sergio Dest.
Chelsea and Barcelona thinking about Dest is in line now
He believed that the Xavi side would prefer a permanent exit, But the Spaniard witnessed a change of heart.
The American, 21, had been linked to Chelsea earlier out the window, but was linked with him. The €20 million valuation ensured the deal did not progress.
However, with Dest apparently now available for loan, GiveMeSport suggests There is an agreement.
Executor state Chelsea “interested” in loan strike and carry forward quotes from internal transfer worker Dean Jones.
Jones told the publication: “Chelsea has not yet had any contact with Barcelona but the situation around Sergino Dest is interesting. They are considering a move, but I think they would prefer to borrow him on loan.”
if Mundo Deportivo The report is accurate, Chelsea and Barcelona’s thinking on Dest is now aligned.
If signed, Dest will support the right side and Emerson Palmieri’s recall can support the left. Chelsea are said to be determined to cut Emerson’s loan spell at Lyon, though Facing the prospect of paying a huge compensation amount.
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Blues prevent defender exit
Meanwhile, Thomas Tuchel has insisted that multi-skilled defender Malang Sar should not be loaned out this month.
Sarr was the sixth choice in central defense when Tuchel was given the full compliment to choose from. However, injuries and Covid’s absences have ensured that the 22-year-old has featured more regularly than he thought.
AC Milan’s interest has been acknowledged as it seeks a temporary replacement for injured Simon Kjeer. The Dane is out for the season after suffering an ACL injury, and Sarr – along with Nathan Ake and Eric Bailly – have been identified as the right fit.
However, football london It now states that Tuchel and Chelsea will not penalize any approach to the rising star this month.
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