Chelsea have made call to sign €60m Barcelona target playing in England

Chelsea want to sign Amadou Onana amid interest from Barcelona

Everton star Amadou Onana has been on the transfer radar of Barcelona and Chelsea for quite a while now. The 21-year-old central midfielder has been a star in the middle of the park for Sean Dyche’s side and has contributed regularly in a positive way.

With the summer transfer window approaching, Chelsea have made a call to sign the player for €60m, significantly more than the €40m limit Barcelona have set for their pursuit of the player. That is according to Sport.

The addition of Onana to Chelsea’s midfield ranks could provide a much-needed sense of stability and balance to a team that has faced challenges in controlling games and dictating play. The Belgian international’s versatility and tactical awareness make him well-suited to thrive in various midfield roles, offering manager Mauricio Pochettino valuable options and flexibility in his team selection.

Chelsea want to sign Amadou Onana amid interest from Barcelona.
Chelsea want to sign Amadou Onana amid interest from Barcelona.

Furthermore, Chelsea’s willingness to offer more money despite facing competition from Barcelona. While the Catalan giants have set a limit of €40m for their pursuit of the midfielder, the Blues’ higher bid reflects their determination to outbid their rivals and secure Onana’s signature.

Onana to the Blues?

From Everton’s perspective, a higher transfer fee for Onana could prove beneficial as they look to address their own financial challenges, particularly with regards to Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations. The influx of funds from Onana’s sale would provide Everton with additional resources to reinvest in their squad and address other areas of need. Additionally, a higher transfer fee negotiated with Chelsea would align with Everton’s valuation of Onana and help them maximize the value of their asset in the current transfer market.

By securing a significant transfer fee for Onana, Everton can mitigate the impact of FFP restrictions and strengthen their financial position for the future. The actual question now that comes is, whether or not Chelsea would oversee the transfer without falling into any more financial trouble.

Chelsea want to sign Amadou Onana amid interest from Barcelona.
Chelsea are willing to offer more than Barcelona to get Amadou Onana on board from Everton.

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As negotiations continue, both clubs will be looking to reach an agreement that satisfies their respective objectives and positions them for success in the seasons ahead.