August 19, 2022

Barcelona have accelerated their curiosity in out of contract duo Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie forward of the summer time switch window.

Chelsea defender Christensen and AC Milan midfielder Kessie are high of their want checklist as they to enhance drastically after crashing out of the Champions League earlier than the knock-out stage this season.

Christensen’s Chelsea contract expires on the finish of the season and the Danish worldwide defender is edging very near finishing a change to the LaLiga facet in addition to Kessie, in accordance with Mundo Deportivo.

Franck Kessie is another target for the Catalan giants this summer

Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen (left) and AC Milan midfielder Franck Kessie (proper) are each on Barcelona’s radar

The 25-year-old joined Chelsea from Brondby aged 15 in 2012, which might see his 10-year keep come to an finish.

He has gone on to make greater than 88 appearances within the Premier League for the Blues – serving to the west London facet win a number of trophies, together with final season’s Champions League.

The centre-back has solely performed as soon as within the Premier League for the reason that finish of December, although, having just lately been absent via damage and Covid.

Though, it isn’t a performed deal, and he might but stay at Chelsea – Barca know they need to fend off curiosity from the likes of Bayern Munich with a exit from Stamford Bridge wanting seemingly.

Danish international Christensen helped the Blues win last season's Champions League

Danish worldwide Christensen helped the Blues win final season’s Champions League

Mundo Deportivo have reported that Barcelona have accelerated their interest in Christensen and Kessie

Mundo Deportivo have reported that Barcelona have accelerated their curiosity in Christensen and Kessie

Talking about his contract state of affairs final week, Christensen stated: ‘Issues can nonetheless be performed. Being a part of a profitable staff is all that I wish to be as a soccer participant.

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‘It’s arduous as a result of all of the talks between the membership and my guys, I attempt to maintain it away as a result of I wish to focus and it’s not modified for me.

‘I’m going on the pitch every single day probably not fascinated about it. I go away that to the membership and my guys, and I can concentrate on taking part in soccer.

‘I simply concentrate on profitable, actually. It’s a tough state of affairs.’

Kessie, 25, has attracted important curiosity from high European golf equipment after he introduced he won’t be signing a brand new contract with the Rossonneri earlier this 12 months.

Barcelona are now leading the race with big clubs all monitoring midfielder Kessie

Barcelona at the moment are main the race with huge golf equipment all monitoring midfielder Kessie

Kessie has impressed as a strong and versatile midfielder since switching from Atalanta to the San Siro in 2019. 

He has made greater than 205 appearances for the membership, throughout which period he has scored 35 objectives and has offered 16 assists. 

Barca see Kessie because the long-term answer to an ageing Sergio Busquets, who turns 34 in July, though very similar to Christensen they face loads of competitors to seize his signature.