Chelsea and Barcelona are constantly bumping into one other in the transfer market this summer as they go after a number of the same players.
Despite Chelsea made a larger bid for the Brazilian winger earlier in the summer, the Catalan club signed Raphinha from Leeds United. The two clubs also appear to be competing to acquire Jules Kounde from Sevilla.
Barcelona is also hoping to convince Chelsea to sell Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta this summer.
On Monday, reports claimed that Chelsea was getting impatient with Barcelona’s interference in its transfer targets and that the Blues intended to prevent the departures of Alonso and Azpilicueta.
Helena Condis Edo of Cadena Cope in Spain, however, has refuted all of this. They said that there was no connection breakdown and that negotiations between the two teams were still going on.
Chelsea captain Azpilicueta looks to be one of Barcelona’s main goals, and it appears that he is optimistic a contract can be reached with the player.
While applying pressure on a rival club may seem like a sensible tactic, if talks are still going on, Frenkie de Jong may be involved. A solid connection would benefit Chelsea in the long run since Barcelona is eager to drive him out of the club in order to assist with registering its players, and Chelsea may be trying to seize the moment.