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Barcelona ‘are keen on £17m-rated Chelsea defender Ian Maatsen as a doable alternative for former Blues comprehensive again Marcos Alonso’

Barcelona ‘are keen on £17m-rated Chelsea defender Ian Maatsen as a doable alternative for former Blues comprehensive again Marcos Alonso’

Burnley bid £13.5m for the Dutchman but Maatsen selected to continue to be at the Bridge Listen to the newest episode of Mail Sport’s podcast ‘It’s All Kicking Off!’

Barcelona are fascinated in really-rated Chelsea defender Ian Maatsen, according to reviews in Spain.

The Dutch Less than-21s star has struggled for playing time since returning to Stamford Bridge following a profitable loan spell at Burnley previous season.

Maatsen was the subject matter of a £13.5million bid from the recently-promoted facet in the summertime but turned down a potential shift in favour of staying at Chelsea. 

The 21-year-old has played just 83 minutes so far immediately after struggling to suit into Mauricio Pochettino’s strategies.

Spanish outlet Sport report that Barcelona are checking out the likelihood of signing Maatsen as a probable replacement for a different ex-Chelsea participant, Marcos Alonso, when his deal expires.

Barcelona are interested in signing Chelsea's Ian Maatsen, according to reports in Spain

Barcelona are intrigued in signing Chelsea’s Ian Maatsen, according to studies in Spain

The Dutch defender previously declined a permanent move to Burnley where he was on loan

The Dutch defender earlier declined a lasting move to Burnley in which he was on financial loan

Xavi’s facet will make their ultimate determination on the make any difference in January and Barcelona have additional of an idea of their long term prerequisites. Maatsen is underneath deal at Chelsea until eventually 2025.

Mail Sport earlier reported that Maatsen had rejected two deal extensions from Chelsea prior to Burnley designed their £13.5m bid in the summertime. 

Chelsea will possibly attempt further negotiations to keep away from letting a talented academy graduate go away for nothing at all, when Burnley might also re-enter the image with another bid.

Maatsen performed 39 video games for Burnley as they ended up promoted from the Championship to the Leading League, scoring ten targets. 

Nonetheless, Pochettino has desired to perform Levi Colwill at remaining-back again, leaving Maatsen quick of minutes all through the initially two months of Chelsea’s campaign. 

Chelsea sit in 11th spot in the Premier League, with only three wins from their eight league video games so considerably. They host Arsenal on Saturday.  

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