Both end their contract in 2023 and Chelsea Football Club ended its commercial relations with Fútbol Club Barcelona for the two of them and because the culé stayed with the Frenchman Jules Koundé. However, a page turn seems to be in sight with the decisions made by the London club this Monday, August 1, in the summer market.

With less than four days to go before the Premier League kicks off, they went on the hunt for a left-back and a right-back. The new leadership is willing to spend more than 100 million euros to get both pieces.

First came the Cucurella theme, a left-back who trained at La Masía and who is about to be bought from Brighton for 60 million euros. Manchester City also want him, but it seems that they have reached an agreement with the club led by Thomas Tuchel. And now they went to the charge for which he will replace Azpilicueta and will fight for the square with the Englishman Reeces James. It’s about French Wesley Fofanawho can also act as a central defender like César.

He offered 50 million for the boy from Leicester City and added the transfer of offensive midfielder Rubén Loftus-Cheek. Fofana is 21 years old and trained at AS Saint-Étienne. Last year he suffered an ankle injury that left him 193 days out of competition. He missed 34 commitments from the cast led by English coach Brendan Rodgers.

Chelsea gives clues to FC Barcelona

It should be remembered that central defenders Antonio Rüdiger (Real Madrid) and Andreas Christensen (Barcelona) left as free agents. Chelsea wanted Jules Koundé to replace him and the Blaugrana supposedly played him dirty because he offered more money. Meanwhile, he was also negotiating the transfer of his two Spanish full-backs (Alonso and ‘Azpi’, the current captain). Fortunately, the Londoners got the 30-year-old defender Kalidou Koulibaly, for whom they paid 38 million euros to Napoli.

In the last pre-season friendly, both Marcos and César started with Tuchel and the team beat Udinese. This was the starting eleven: Mendy, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly and Azpilicueta. played behind three defenders. Reeces James and Marcos Alonso were on the wings; Kanté and Jorginho stopped in the midfield. He later performed with Mason Mount and Sterling. The hero Kai Havertz acted like a fake new. The goals were made by N’Golo, Raheem Sterling and Mount.