update Report: Barcelona Target Chelsea Trio in Summer Transfer Swoop to Bolster Defence
Barcelona are looking to bolster their defence ahead of the upcoming 2022/23 season by targeting Chelsea’s defensive trio, according to reports.
The three players included in the report are Cesar Azpilicueta, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen, who will all be out of contract in the summer of 2022.
As reported by SPORT, via Sport Witness, the three Blues defenders are all being watched ‘closely’ by Barcelona’s sporting directors, who aim to reinforce their defence without paying a transfer fee.
The Catalan giants have been going through a tough financial situation recently which has limited their resources, hence their attraction being drawn to players nearing the end of their contracts.
The report goes on to state that Azpilicueta and Christensen are ‘gaining more weight’ and ahead of Rudiger in their eyes, who simply ‘remains an option’ for them.
The trio have all been linked with moves away in recent months with the likes of several clubs across Europe interested in each of them.