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Chelsea Prepare £24m Move For Barcelona Ace But Man City Also Keen

Chelsea are lining up a £24m move for Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets next summer but will face competition from Manchester City, according to reports

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Chelsea are linked with a Barcelona midfielder.

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Chelsea will make a £24m move for Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets next summer but will face competition from Manchester City, according to the Daily Mail.

Blues owner Roman Abramovich is thought to want to add more ‘bite’ to his Chelsea midfield and has identified Busquets as the ideal candidate.

The Russian is prepared to sanction a £24m move for the Spanish international and is confident that will be enough to persuade the Catalans to sell, with manager Tito Vilanova able to call upon the services of  Cesc Fabregas, Xavi, Andres Iniesta, Javier Mascherano and Thiago Alcantara should Busquets be allowed to leave.

The Mail claim the 24-year-old defensive midfielder will not consider a January move as he wants to complete the current campaign before contemplating his future, but he may be open to a move away from Barca next summer.

Chelsea want more competition for John Obi Mikel in the centre of the park and the World and European champion is seen as the man for the job.

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However, Chelsea will face stiff competition from Manchester City for his signature with the Premier League champions also keen to lure Busquets to England.

Would you like to see Busquets at your club? Get involved in the comments section.

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  1. Ponchus Pilote

    October 22, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Sergio Busquets is a racist!

  2. Panenka

    October 22, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    No Ponchus Pilote, your mother is.

  3. bola(bb london)

    October 22, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    That’s pretty good move!!!!!!!!!!

  4. bola(bb london)

    October 22, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    That’s pretty good move!!!!!!!!!! I love busquet his an utility player

  5. Wisdom

    October 22, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    I wud lyk 2c him in a cheski shirt

  6. Goodluck.

    October 24, 2012 at 7:02 am

    He is a good player but chelsea should go for striker becos that is the bigest problem chelsea is having now.

  7. Fintan Bradley

    October 24, 2012 at 4:29 pm

    Imagine Busquets and Romeu playing alongside each other and sitting behind Hazard, Oscar and Mata

  8. Emman

    October 26, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Sergio is a very good player, but we need a comited sriker.

  9. G Manyusa

    October 26, 2012 at 10:49 am

    I dont cee these Barcelona Spanish kind of players would like to crossover to the Premier league, they woul rather prefer to remain in Spain. Lets just forget this rubbish rumours and concetrate on finding a good striker

  10. churchill

    October 28, 2012 at 7:15 am

    we have mikel, oscar, romeu, lampard, mata etc. Sergio is talented but wat we nid is a focused striker

  11. Chiking

    November 10, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    We don’t need him now

  12. enoch

    November 10, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    go 4 a stricker chelsea,wat we need is a good nd a sharp stricker like falcao,loic remy nd lewandowski 2 keep our 4ward very sharp nd active.

  13. solo

    November 13, 2012 at 5:55 am

    we can use romeou as backup of mikel lets buy a striker.

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