Andreas Christensen Barcelona confusion explained as Wonderkid chooses Blues move
The Danish centre-half had fuelled speculation that he could be about to make a shock and early Barcelona exit with his activity to change his Instagram picture back to one of him in a Chelsea shirt. This move coincided with the fact that there were worries around Barcelona about signing him up in time for the weekend’s opening round of La Liga fixtures in 2022/23, prompting rumours that he and Franck Kessie could leave.
Some Chelsea fans thought this may have an impact on them because theoretically, new owner Todd Boehly could have signed him up on new wages and therefore save a lot of money by walking away from the Wesley Fofana deal. But it seems Christensen’s situation is all sorted now as the news of a fourth lever being activated has calmed the mood in the Barca squad amid the unrest rumours that came about due to this uncertainty.
He confirmed the news on his I nstagram with the latest post: Good preseason done. New chapter starting tomorrow with FC Barcelona. Just FYI never changed picture or deleted anything. Just not a big Instagram user that’s all.’
Cesare Casadei makes his final decision
The Inter youngster wants to join Chelsea despite late hijack attempts from Nice in Ligue 1. Chelsea have seen numerous bids rejected but they remain locked In talks for the midfield sensation that they reckon they can get at the reasonable price of around £12million.
Frenkie de Jong’s Barcelona issue could see Chelsea ruin Arsenal and Liverpool’s transfer plans
Frenkie de Jong’s Barcelona stand-off could eventually see Chelsea and Todd Boehly walk away from the deal, football.london understands. Manager Thomas Tuchel did say recently that midfield was not the ‘priority, ‘ so can the Blues make-do with Jorginho, N’Golo Kante, Mateo Kovacic, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Conor Gallagher for one more season at least?
if a new midfielder is wanted so desperately, Boehly could look at what his rivals are planning to do and potentially hijack their plans. Liverpool are continually being linked to Sporting Lisbon’s Matheus Nunes, a player who was linked to Chelsea previously , as emergency Thiago Alcantara cover.
Arsenal meanwhile, are confident on completing a late swoop for Leicester contract rebel Youri Tielemans. Maybe their London rivals should contemplate conducting a double £100m plus swoop at this late stage in the window for both the Belgian and his teammate Wesley Fofana.