Barca bosses investigate Lukaku
The Barcelona transfer committee reportedly flew to London recently to discuss a number of deals for Chelsea players – including as a shock move for runaway striker Romelu Lukaku, writes CHISANGA MALATA.
Barca chiefs are said to be planning a major summer overhaul for their squad, which are 15 points behind bitter rivals Real Madrid.
And according to the Spanish newspaper sportBarca’s director of football and technical secretary – Mateu Alemany and Jordi Cruyff – recently traveled to London to lay the groundwork for the summer transfers of three Blues stars.
The Catalan giants have reportedly made overtures to sign Cesar Azpilcueta – who is out of contract at the end of the season – and fellow defender Marcos Alonso.
Barca have been tracking the pair for some time but haven’t made an official decision for the duo yet.
It is also claimed that Alemany and Cruyff had discussions over a big move for Chelsea’s £97.5m Lukaku flop.
The Belgium international has failed to start since his spectacular return to Stamford Bridge last summer.
Cash-strapped Barca, however, would struggle to pay the striker’s astronomical salary.