Transfer News: Barcelona star on radar as Chelsea step up midfielder search

Chelsea could make a move for Barcelona midfielder Franck Kessie

According to Matt Law from the Telegraph, Chelsea could make a move for talented Ivory Coast midfielder Franck Kessie from Barcelona in January.

Former AC Milan player Kessie joined Barcelona on a free transfer in the summer. The talented midfielder’s time at the Spanish club has been very poor until now and he has not really gotten a chance to prove himself.

One of the most highly rated midfielders in the Serie A during his time there, the Ivory Coast international has been unable to replicate the same kind of form that he showed at the San Siro.

That said, Kessie has hardly been given a chance by Barcelona either. The likes of Sergio Busquets, Frenkie de Jong, Pedri and Gavi are all ahead of him in the pecking order and even Sergi Roberto has been preferred to him.

The situation that he finds himself in might prompt Kessie to consider moving elsewhere months after coming to the Camp Nou. Chelsea might be one of the clubs who might pursue a deal for him.

The Blues have shifted their attention to a midfielder following their signing of Noni Madueke. That is their priority for the transfer window now and it looks like Kessie might emerge as one of the options.

Chelsea could make a move for Barcelona midfielder Franck Kessie. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Franck Kessie has not really succeeded at Barcelona. (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

It remains to be seen how much Barcelona demand for Kessie. He is young, talented and has the physicality to play in the Premier League and would actually be a better fit for us than the Spanish club.

A number of midfield options are there at Potter’s disposal. However, adding Kessie to the mix gives Chelsea a player with a huge future in the game. It remains to be seen if this actually becomes something serious.

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Kessie’s time at Barcelona hasn’t really worked out well. He could do with a fresh environment and we can be the ideal option. Let’s see how it goes.