Chelsea FC owner wants 16-year-old FC Barcelona starlet – report

Roman Abramovich wants to bring FC Barcelona teenager Ilaix Moriba to Chelsea FC, according to a report

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Chelsea FC owner Roman Abramovich is keen to raid FC Barcelona’s infamous La Masia academy and bring teenager Ilaix Moriba to Stamford Bridge, according to a report in Spain.

Spanish media outlet Sport is reporting that the Blues have held a meeting with Ilaix’s agent over a possible switch to the west London outfit.

The same article states that the Chelsea FC owner has given his director of football Marina Granovskaia permission to do whatever it takes to sign the FC Barcelona teenager.

According to the same story, the Blues have put together a more appealing financial package than FC Barcelona and Manchester City to sign the 16-year-old.

Sport go on to reveal in the same report that FC Barcelona have also placed an attractive offer on the table, while Serie A champions Juventus are also keen on the teenager.

The article concludes that Chelsea FC’s late interest has delayed an announcement about Ilaix’s future as the player and his representatives weigh up the west London side’s offer.

Chelsea FC lost 2-0 to Arsenal in the Premier League on Saturday evening following goals from French duo Alexandre Lacazette and Laurent Koscielny.

The Blues are in fourth place in the Premier League table and a mere three points ahead of Arsenal and Chelsea FC in the race to secure a Champions League spot.

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