Premier League club decides to sell Barcelona, Chelsea pivot target

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MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 09: Amadou Onana of Everton is challenged by Raphael Varane of Manchester United during the Premier League match between Manchester United and Everton FC at Old Trafford on March 09, 2024 in Manchester, England.
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For the upcoming summer transfer window, one of the highest priorities for FC Barcelona will be to bring in a quality midfield pivot. This has been one of the most prominent weaknesses of the team this season, and addressing this area will be crucial for the club going forward.

For this purpose, there have been several players linked with the Catalan club in the last few months. One of the midfielders who is reported to be the most liked by Deco for the pivot position is the Everton player, Amadou Onana.

Barcelona are one of the clubs interested in the midfielder, who has a high chance of leaving Everton because of the English club’s situation. The Toffees have been in the midst of an economic crisis, and in order to avoid any sanctions from the Premier League, they have been mulling over the sale of some of their most important players.

Now, according to SPORT, the English club has already made the decision to take this bitter pill, and will be open to selling two of its most important players, Jarrad Branthwaite and Amadou Onana. As a result, big clubs across Europe, and especially in the Premier League, have already become alert to their situation.

United have already made the first moves for the defender, while there are more sides interested in Onana, including Barcelona. The Catalans had already explored the possibility of getting the midfielder earlier by inquiring about his price or the likelihood of Everton accepting some players in exchange to lower his price, but the negotiations ended at that phase.

The main hurdle that Barcelona will face in the pursuit of the midfielder is the competition from Premier League clubs, that have significantly more resources than Barcelona. Thus, while Barcelona are looking for innovative ways to get Onana, Chelsea can simply put in a highly alluring offer on the table.

In fact, reports from England indicate that Chelsea have already made their first offer for Onana. However, it needs to be remembered here that Everton has already warned that the midfielder will not leave for less than €70 million.

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