Chelsea commence talks to sign Barcelona star. Negotiation with agent also ongoing

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According to Spanish media outlet Todo Fichajes via CaughtOffside, Chelsea are in talks with Spanish side Barcelona to sign Barcelona teenager Ilaix Moriba.

Moriba, who made 18 first-team appearances for Barca last campaign, is considered to be one of the club’s most promising young talents.

Photo: Ilaix Moriba

However, Barcelona are ready to cash in on the midfielder this summer as he has just one year left on his contract and has stalled on signing a new deal.

The report claims Chelsea are also negotiating personal terms with the agent of the teenager.

The potential stumbling block, as is outlined in the report, is the transfer fee, with Chelsea offering €15M and Barca demanding nearer to €30M.

With the 18 year old having just a year left on his contract, Barcelona president Joan Laporta might be forced to lower his demands.

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