Chelsea hold direct Eduardo Camavinga transfer talks
CHELSEA have reportedly joined Manchester United in the race to prise French starlet Eduardo Camavinga away from Rennes.
With the midfielder having just one year left on his deal at Roazhon Park, the Ligue 1 side are expected to cash in on the 18-year-old.
Manchester United are understood to be eyeing up an offer for the Les Bleus international, with transfer guru Fabrizio Romano claiming he could be available for as little as £26million.
However, Chelsea could soon join the race, as they are in direct contact with the agent of Camavinga regarding a potential move to Stamford Bridge this summer.
This is according to Le Parisien, who also claim that Manchester United are about to drop a 30 million euros offer on the table for him.
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is willing to splash the cash this summer following the club’s second Champions League crown.
Real Madrid are also said to be in negotiations with Barnett as Carlo Ancelotti looks to provide competition for Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.
Meanwhile GFFN have revealed that the reported £26m price tag for Camavinga is far from the truth.
These sorts of things could always be agent or club driven, looking to get a better fee or a better deal for their client. However, it might be worth keeping an eye on this saga due to the fact that Chelsea have been linked with Camavinga before in recent months.
Arsenal have also been linked with a move for Camavinga, with Mikel Arteta claimed to have made him his top target.
And the Gunners were given a boost in their hopes of securing his services after Camavinga agent Barnett declared the player would be willing to join a team not competing in a European tournament.
He said: “Believe me we have a lot of offers for this year, a lot of offers, and good ones. I mean top, top clubs.
“He is good enough [to play for a Champions League club]. But we don’t want to rush anybody. I am an old man and I’ve learnt a lot of lessons in football as well.
“There is the right time to move on and playing games is the most important thing at his age. Playing in a good club is nice and learning for him.”