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Chelsea FC set to be hijacked by Barcelona during the summer transfer window

FC Barcelona are on the hunt for bargain deals this summer, considering their desire to improve their squad with a very limited budget. Much has been said about the Catalan club’s financial troubles, but they are still determined to make bold moves in the upcoming transfer window. As such, Barcelona officials are reportedly planning to hijack the Chelsea FC squad, now that the club is in limbo due to the sanctions imposed upon owner Roman Abramovich.

The defending UEFA Champions League title holder used to have one of the most stable financial situations in world football, thanks to their billionaire owner. However, the Russian oligarch is one of the individuals affected by sanctions following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. His assets in the UK have been frozen, and he has been forced to put the club up for sale.

Until the turnover is complete, Chelsea is unable to make moves in the transfer window. Furthermore, they are unable to renegotiate contract extension deals with their existing players. This is where Barcelona comes in. The cash-strapped Catalans are desperate to find quality talent available on free transfers, and the unique dilemma at Chelsea has given them the prime opportunity to take advantage.

According to Football España, Director of Football Mateu Alemany and Technical Secretary Jordi Cruyff have been spotted in London, where they have meetings with Chelsea executives.