United boss Jose Mourinho as well as Chelsea manager Antonio Conte have been eyeing the Spaniard, and with Juventus entering the race to capture Roberto, a pile of offers could soon be on the 25-year-old’s table.
The versatile midfielder, who has a £36.1 million release clause, is said to be one of Barca’s vital players, and reportedly one of the names that they don’t want to sell this summer. However, if a bid is launched that would trigger the clause, the Catalan side won’t be able to stop Roberto from leaving.
It was reported that the main reason why Roberto is said to be considering his future at Barca is because of the lack of guaranteed game time at Camp Nou next season.
Roberto made 47 appearances for the Blaugrana last season, mainly at right-back, but now, he is believed to be considering his options.
Chelsea have put their wing-back position as top priority for the remainder of the transfer window, and Conte has clearly told the Blues’ hierarchy that he wants to sign Roberto this summer.
The Red Devils have supposedly made one bid for the Barca star, which was rejected, but they continue to pursue their interest in Roberto. Meanwhile, Juventus also want to add more options to their defensive back-line, and see the Barca man as a suitable option.
It was also claimed that all three clubs could possibly double Roberto’s current wages, but the versatile youngster’s main objective remains guaranteed and regular game-time.
Written by Sidharth Jindal
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