Chelsea want to sign Barcelona midfielder Gavi this summer on a free transfer and have started taking steps toward the deal, according to AS.
Club representatives reportedly met with the player’s agent, Ivan De la Pena, three weeks ago in Madrid to discuss their offer for the youngster.
Led by technical director Christopher Vivell, the Blues wanted to show the player their desire to sign him. They outlined their ambitious long-term project.
The first meeting was satisfactory for all parties and they agreed to continue moving forward with talks.
Gavi has not signed a professional contract with Barcelona and could leave in the summer transfer window.
The Spaniard is unhappy with his childhood club for how they have handled his case. He believes the club has not given him any priority.
Chelsea plan to give Gavi a lucrative contract and a significant bonus for signing for them.
Barcelona must reduce their wage bill by €200 million before June 30 to register Gavi.
La Liga president Javier Tebas said they would not sign or register any players this summer if they don’t sort their finances.
When Barca tried to renew Gavi’s contract and register him to a professional contract, La Liga rejected it.
They cancelled the registration and his number six jersey listing and returned the youngster to number 30.
Barcelona are trying to solve their financial issues by asking all their players to take salary cuts.
This action will help them save around €70 million. They will gather the remaining funds they need from player sales.
However, it is unclear if they can take these steps and register Gavi before the London club pounces.
Chelsea are on a mission to stack up some of the world’s finest footballing talents. They have set their sights on Gavi and are ready to fork out a massive sum to sign him.
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