25th August 2021 , Chelsea Transfer News Roundup

Jules Kounde

Kounde is very close to a move to Chelsea.

Frenchman is ready for a new adventure in the Premier League.

The deal should be around €50m, with additional bonuses and clauses that would be triggered for certain achievements. (DiMarzio)

Chelsea are ready to bid for Kounde. (Fabrizio Romano)

Some sources have encrypted the first proposal at 50 million euros, but obviously the player is not going to come out for that amount. Sevilla already rejected last summer an offer of 55 million euros for Koundé from Manchester City.

The release clause of the French international has risen to about 90 million in recent days of the market.

The agreement can be found between the parties in an intermediate range; that is to say, in a valuation amount of about 70 million euros. (Orgullo de Nervion)

Kounde deal is stalling, presumably to do with the Zouma shenanigans.

Chelsea want to sign him as a priority but not agreed as of yet. (Fabrizio Romano)

Kounde’s release clause has raised from €80M to €90M.

Kurt Zouma

Negotiations between Chelsea and West Ham have resumed this evening for Kurt Zouma. Medical examination scheduled tomorrow in Paris has not been canceled yet. (Julien Maynard)

Multiple agents are involved in Zouma to West Ham deal and something has gone very wrong in the negotiations.

The move is in jeopardy. (Sam Inkersole)

The deal isn’t quite off yet for Zouma to go to West Ham.

Zouma is ready to go to West Ham and they are making sure the deal does not fall apart. (Jacob Steinberg)

Saul Niguez

Chelsea are still in negotitation with Atletico Madrid to sign Saul on loan. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea have held talks with Atletico over loan + option to buy for Saul Niguez. (Mike McGrath)

Tiemoue Bakayoko

AC Milan are finalsing a deal with Chelsea for Bakayoko.

£430k loan fee and £17.1m option to buy. (GFFN)

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20th + 21st August 2021 , Chelsea Transfer News Roundup

Ike Ugbo

Ike Ugbo will make his decision ‘soon’ as he has the option of Genk and Marseille to move to on permanent deals.

Fee is expected around £5m. (Fabrizio Romano)

Davide Zappacosta

Zappacosta is set to join Fiorentina on loan with the option to buy. (Fabrizio Romano)

Malang Sarr

Bologna want Malang Sarr on loan. (Fabrizio Romano)

Sarr will have a very hard time getting anywhere near the Chelsea first team with Rudiger, Christensen, Silva, Chalobah, Azpilicueta, Ampadu and even Reece James in front of him in the pecking order at centre back.

Everton are also interested in Malang Sarr on loan.

Frankfurt are also interested. (DiMarzio)

Tiemoue Bakayoko

Bakayoko is one step away from joining AC Milan on loan. (Fabrizio Romano)

Saul Niguez

Chelsea will decide in the next few days whether to buy a new midfielder or not. Keeping an eye on Saúl Ñíguez, he’s considered “a possibility” – not advanced yet. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea are working on signing Atletico Madrid midfielder Saúl Ñíquez on loan, as he is Thomas Tuchel’s preferred midfielder choice over Aurélien Tchouaméni. Saul wants to leave Atletico Madrid and his preference is a move to the Premier League.

Marina Granovskaia held talks with Tuchel yesterday regarding this possible deal. Nothing advanced yet, but one to keep an eye on. (CFCNewspage)

Matt Miazga

Alavés have completed the agreement with Chelsea to sign USA centre back Matt Miazga on loan until June 2022, paperworks signed today.

There is an option to buy in the contract. (Fabrizio Romano)

Declan Rice

Declan Rice is unhappy with West Ham’s £100m price tag.

Rice is unhappy that West Ham have effectively priced him out of a move to Chelsea or Manchester United this summer.

Rice will run down his contract instead of signing a new one.

He will keep giving his all for the club but wants to play Champions League football and challenge for throphies.

Both Manchester United and Chelsea may have already bid for Rice if his valuation was between £60m or £70m. (The Telegraph)

17th + 18th August 2021 , Chelsea Transfer News Roundup

Tammy Abraham

Tammy Abraham’s move to Roma has been confirmed.

He will take up the number 9 shirt at Roma and be managed by Chelsea legend Jose Mourinho.

Tammy Abraham rejected a number of late overtures from Premier League clubs in favour of sealing a transfer to Roma.

Abraham has long accepted that his future lies away from Chelsea, having failed to agree a new contract with the club. This stemmed from a belief that he was worth more than the Blues were offering.

Arsenal, Tottenham, Crystal Palace, Aston Villa and West Ham all made fresh contact with Chelsea and the player’s representatives in the past week, but to no avail.

Abraham is understood to have been convinced by Roma’s firm stance, their willingness to put a deal on the table and how they made him feel wanted. (90min)

Kurt Zouma

The 26-year-old is one of a number of defenders Tottenham are currently looking at.

Earlier this month, Sky Sports News reported Zouma’s preference is to remain in London amid interest from West Ham.

The centre-back is West Ham’s primary target, with the Frenchman open to a move to the London Stadium, although difficulty lies in the valuation – with Chelsea thought to want in the region of £25m – and Zouma’s wages.

If a deal cannot be struck for Zouma, the 26-year-old is happy to remain at Chelsea, where he has a contract that runs until 2023. (Sky Sports)

Michy Batshuayi

Beşiktaş Futbol A.Ş. reported to the Public Disclosure Platform that negotiations have started for the transfer of professional football player Michy Batshuayi. (Besiktas)

Michy Batshuayi has today extended his contract at Chelsea until 2023 and joined Besiktas on loan for the season. (Chelsea FC)


As Chelsea winger Robert Kenedy seems to be on his way back to Brazil, with there being only a few details left before the move is confirmed Flamengo.

Club president Rodolfo Landim has already signed the documentation and it’s ‘all agreed’ for the player to move on a one-year loan deal.

Kenedy is going through isolation in London following a Covid-19 infection, and even though that’ll delay his presentation, he should travel in the next week.

Flamengo are expected to make the announcement before that, as even the contract should be signed as soon as possible so he can be registered for the Copa do Brasil quarter-finals’ second leg, which will be played on September 15th. (Sport Witness)

Brazilian winger Kenedy extends his contract with Chelsea until June 2023 and joins Flamengo on one-season loan. Agreement completed and confirmed. (Fabrizio Romano)

Emerson Palmieri

Lyon in Ligue 1 are keen to give the Euro 2020 winner some time on the pitch, something he is sorely lacking at Chelsea, and a loan is being looked at.

Emerson Palmieri ‘has seen his deal extended until 2023’, thus allowing him to head to Lyon without the worry of the Blues losing out on a potential sale down the line.

The Chelsea defender is a very appreciated man at the Ligue 1 club, where their director of football, Juninho Pernambucano, is an avid fan.

That’s why ‘discussions with Chelsea are about a loan’, and we’ll have to see whether Lyon end up choosing Palmieri or the alternative target, Paris Saint-Germain’s Layvin Kurzawa. (Sport Witness)

Chelsea are still working to sell Emerson Palmieri. OL are progressing in talks with Chelsea but Napoli hope Emerson to wait for their proposal in the next days. (Fabrizio Romano)

Done deal, confirmed. Emerson Palmieri will join OL on loan from Chelsea – his contract will be extended until June 2023. (Fabrizio Romano)

Jules Kounde

The defender is ‘transferable’ for the La Liga side for two reasons; he ‘wants to leave’ and his transfer means a ‘record sale’ for the club.

Chelsea, as of now, have ‘not even picked up the phone’ to call the Spanish club and have ‘simply tested the operation’ with the centre-back’s representatives.

‘Time is running out and Sevilla will not give so many facilities in the event that now they really go after their player.’

Julen Lopetegui’s side are asking between €65-70m [with add ons] to let the player leave, but there’s no mention of what those add ons are.

Lopetegui’s side would be in a position to ‘squeeze’ Chelsea, if the latter make contact. In addition to this, Koundé’s agreement with the English club would mean nothing if they don’t start negotiating with Sevilla. (Sport Witness)

Tiemoue Bakayoko

AC Milan are in talks with Chelsea for Tiemoué Bakayoko’s comeback, negotiations ongoing as he’s on the market. (Fabrizio Romano)

Davide Zappacosta

Chelsea are also in negotiation for Zappacosta to Fiorentina [with Lirola to join OM] or Atalanta as plan B. (Fabrizio Romano)

Fiorentina/Atalanta are in for Zappacosta. (Fabrizio Romano)

Ike Ugbo

Understand Marseille have made a late move for Ike Ugbo. Talks have taken place over the last few days between player and club. Fee would be similar to that agreed with Genk (around €5m). (Adam Newson)

Ethan Ampadu

Newcastle United are lining up a move for Chelsea’s versatile defender Ethan Ampadu, according to the latest reports.

Newcastle have enquired about the availability of the Wales international and look set to take the 20-year-old on a season long loan. (Chronicle Live)

Karlo Žiger

Karlo Žiger has joined NK Rudar Velenje of the Slovenian second tier on loan for the season. (ChelseaYouth)

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15th August 2021 , Chelsea Transfer News Roundup

Tammy Abraham

Abraham flew from London to Rome with Tiago Pinto (Roma director).

A large crowd of Roma fans greeted Tammy Abraham at the airport and then he went to do his medical.

Tammy will now have to obtain a visa to complete his move to Roma.

Abraham completed his medical and is now ready to sign his contract.

An announcement is expected soon. (DiMarzio)

Salary around €4/5m net per season.

Chelsea will receive €40m plus €5m add ons on permanent deal. €80m buy-back clause starting from June 2023. (Fabrizio Romano)


Flamengo have since agreed the loan deal outlined here with Chelsea for Kenedy. It’s a loan with an option to buy for 10m euros. (Nizaar Kinsella)

Matt Miazga

Miazga, meanwhile, seems set to join Alaves but the structure of the deal is still being discussed. With just one year left on his Blues contract, Chelsea will likely ask to extend that deal by one year before allowing him to leave on loan. (Goal)

Timo Werner

Werner definitely wants to stay at Chelsea this season. He even sees the move from Lukaku as an opportunity, because it means he could switch to his favorite position behind him. Inter has inquired about him but no chance. (Plettigoal)

Tiemoue Bakayoko

AC Milan have been challenged by Rennes and Lyon for the signing of Bakayoko.

Bakayoko will leave Chelsea in the coming days. (Daniele Longo)

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14th August 2021 , Chelsea Transfer News Roundup

Tammy Abraham

Tammy Abraham has decided to join Roma this summer instead of waiting for a concrete Arsenal proposal.

Mourinho has called Tammy and the English striker believes in the project and is happy with what his role will be in the team.

Tammy Abraham will fly to Rome on Sunday to undergo medical tests, sign the contract and complete his move to AS Roma. Deal to be announced in the next few days.

Personal terms agreed. €40m to Chelsea and a buy-back clause. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea will include a buy-back clause in the agreement with AS Roma for Tammy Abraham.

Chelsea will have a buy-back clause for €80m, valid since June 2023 and NOT from next summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

Abraham, who was an unused substitute in Chelsea’s 3-0 win over Crystal Palace on Saturday, will fly to Italy tomorrow to have his medical around lunchtime.

Roma’s manager, former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho, has also been speaking to the England international on the phone to convince him to come.

Abraham was reportedly telling Chelsea team-mates that he wanted to join Arsenal. However, no offer was forthcoming.

Roma will pay the fee in installments over the length of Abraham’s contract. He is being paid a salary of €6 million-a-year net – which is considerably more than the £70,000-a-week he is on at Chelsea.

Roma’s general manager Tiago Pinto has been in London for four days to seal the deal. Time was of the essence with Roma due to kick off their Conference League campaign against Trabzonspor this week and their season opener in Serie A against Fiorentina also nearing on the horizon.

Pinto and Mourinho’s charm offensive consisted of going all-in on Abraham who was their absolute first choice. No other alternatives were given serious consideration. (The Athletic)Saul Niguez

Chelsea, Liverpool and Manchester United remain interested in Saul Niguez.

These three clubs have been interested in the midfielder all summer but a formal approach has yet to be made as of now.

Chelsea may be in the market for a new midfielder with Declan Rice seemingly too expensive and a lack of cover in that area. (SportWitness)

Antonio Rudiger

Real Madrid are ‘monitoring’ the 28-year-old’s situation at the west London club after receiving good reports about him.

Real Madrid are looking at the Germany international for next summer. So far, they haven’t held talks with the ex-AS Roma man, but he’s on the list of transfer targets.

Rüdiger has a ‘good relationship’ with David Alaba and Carlo Ancelotti knows him well, having followed his evolution before ending up at Chelsea.

If the player decides against accepting Chelsea’s renewal offer, he can end up joining Real Madrid on a free transfer, the same path taken by Alaba.

Tuchel will be a ‘problem’ for the Spanish giants since the manager ‘wants to have Rüdiger at all costs’. (SportWitness)

Matt Miazga

Alaves are set to reach an agreement with Chelsea for American centre back Matt Miazga.

This will be a loan deal until June 2022.

With his contract expiring in June 2022 also, it will be interesting whether he signs another contract with Chelsea which we know Chelsea like to do. (Fabrizio Romano)

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Michy Batshuayi

Batshuayi permanent deal to Besiktas will be completed next week. (Fabrizio Romano)

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10th August 2021 , Chelsea Transfer News Roundup

Tammy Abraham

Edin Dzeko has left Roma and has joined Inter Milan. This means Roma are in search of a new striker.

Tammy Abraham has had contact with Jose Mourinho but has asked for two more days to give his final decision.

Abraham has also not given his ok to Arsenal yet.

There is an agreement surrounding money between Chelsea and Roma which is thought to be an initial loan for €5m and an option to buy for around €35m or €40m.

Abraham is happy with the interest from Roma but wants a few extra days to decide his future. (DiMarzio)

Tammy Abraham has agreed personal terms with Arsenal and would prefer to stay in the Premier League.

Arsenal is his preference and a decision could be made in the next few days regarding his future. (Rudy Galetti)

Antonio Rudiger

Antonio Rudiger on contract situation: “For now, talks have begun and we will see what time brings.” (Nizaar Kinsella)Trevoh Chalobah

Trevoh Chalobah is preparing to leave Chelsea on loan with a decision on his future likely to be made within the next week.

Valencia are among a number of continental European clubs interested in Chalobah.

He also has Premier League suitors.

A final decision is expected within the next week with Chalobah keen to integrate with his new team. He has two years remaining on his current contract and Chelsea could well move to extend it by a year before sanctioning any loan deal, but a new long-term contract is not likely to be discussed until the summer of 2022. (The Athletic)

Kurt Zouma

A move for Chelsea centre-back Kurt Zouma collapsed earlier in the window but tentative negotiations have been reopened by West Ham over a potential move for the Frenchman. (Evening Standard)

Armando Broja

Broja’s year-long loan deal has been confirmed by Southampton.

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8th August 2021 , Chelsea Transfer News Roundup

Romelu Lukaku

Paperwork not being signed is the cause for the delay with the Lukaku deal. (Kristof Terreur)

Lukaku’s medical will be done tomorrow. (DiMarzio)

Armando Broja

Chelsea are in advanced talks with Southampton over a season-long loan move for Armando Broja. Discussions have been held over the last couple of days.

Southampton feel they need a replacement for Danny Ings. (Adam Newson)

Tammy Abraham

Abraham remains the main target for Atalanta.

Price tag is around €40m. (Angelo Mangiante)

Roma are interested in signing Tammy Abraham.

Dzeko is rumoured to join Inter Milan which leaves Roma needing a new striker.

Mourinho reportedly wants to sign a young striker.

Arsenal are also slightly interested in the 23-year-old. (DiMarzio)

Davide Zappacosta

Fiorentina are interested in signing Zappacosta but must sell Pol Lirola first before pursuing a move. (DiMarzio)

Trevoh Chalobah

Trevoh Chalobah is set to leave Chelsea on loan before the transfer window closes despite impressing Thomas Tuchel during pre-season.

The number of central defenders currently on Chelsea’s books is why Chalobah has been told he can leave Stamford Bridge on loan

Clubs across Europe, including in Ligue 1, La Liga and the Premier League, have registered interest.

Chelsea are keen on loaning him to a club that will use him as a centre back. (Adam Newson)

Lionel Messi

PSG became anxious on Saturday that European champions Chelsea would make a late approach to the player’s family and create a bidding war.

Senior sources at new European champions Chelsea denied making an approach. (The Athletic)

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7th August 2021 , Chelsea Transfer News Roundup

Romelu Lukaku

The Romelu Lukaku to Chelsea deal is completed.

Chelsea will pay Inter €115m (£97.5m) for Lukaku and no Chelsea players will be going to Inter.

Lukaku will sign a five year contract and get €12m net + add-ons per year. (Fabrizio Romano)

Lukaku will be the highest earner at Stamford Bridge as he will receive about £195,000 a week after tax. (The Athletic)

Lukaku will undergo a medical in Belgium on Sunday and will travel to London that night or early Monday morning to complete £97.5m move.

The striker didn’t plan to exit Inter this summer but Inter’s financial crisis made it necessary. (David Ornstein)

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Tammy Abraham

Atalanta board have a meeting scheduled in London with Chelsea in the next 48 hours to ask for Tammy Abraham as main target. Price tag around €40m.

Arsenal and West Ham interested also.

Atalanta will bid for Tammy if Inter try to buy Duvan Zapata as Lukaku replacement. (Fabrizio Romano)

Tammy is not in a rush and he will not be forced out of the club.

Arsenal appeal to him the most out of three clubs interested as of now (mind may change after talks with Atalanta). (Dan McCarthy)

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Declan Rice

Declan Rice has accepted that he will be staying at West Ham this season after their £90m valuation blocked a potential move to a Champions League club. (Daily Mail)

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Jules Kounde

After Lukaku, Chelsea will pursue more signings and will look to find a deal for Kounde. The Frenchman has always been the favourite option as centre back but a fee has not been agreed yet. (Fabrizio Romano)

Sevilla are already looking for a new centre back which increases the hope that Kounde will be a Chelsea player before the end of the window. (Fabrizio Romano)

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N’Golo Kante and Jorginho

After Lukaku deal is done, new contracts for Kante and Jorginho will be discussed after summer. (Fabrizio Romano)

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6th August 2021 , Chelsea Transfer News Roundup

Romelu Lukaku

Inter Milan will not accept Chelsea players as part of the Lukaku deal.

It is thought Inter will accept a bid of around £97m + add-ons for Lukaku. (DiMarzio)

The idea for the Lukaku deal is to get a breakthrough this weekend and seal the deal before Monday. (Matt Law)

Chelsea would prefer to finish the Lukaku transfer before Monday as we would like to register Lukaku for the Super Cup final.

A third bid for Lukaku will be submitted shortly (this weekend). Thought to be around £97m. (Sky Sports)

Davide Zappacosta

Zappacosta was initially going to be used in a bid of around £85m + Zappacosta for Lukaku but reports of Inter preferring cash are thought to be true.

Zappacosta has been linked with a few clubs and his future is still undecided.

Tiemoue Bakayoko

AC Milan feel they have a good pathway to signing Bakayoko as the player himself would like a move there.

Bakayoko is seen as the ‘ideal profile’ for the Italians, but they have other priorities first, needing an attacking midfielder first.

Once that’s done, however, they could return for the Chelsea man, although beware of Napoli as ‘stalling could be risky’.

Relations between AC Milan and Chelsea are at an all time high as the deals surrounding Tomori and Giroud were easy and seamless. (SportWitness)

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4th August 2021 , Chelsea Transfer News Roundup

Romelu Lukaku

Chelsea are preparing their new bid for Romelu Lukaku to be submitted this week. No official proposals for Erling Haaland. (Fabrizio Romano)

Lukaku is ready to move to Stamford Bridge.

Lukaku has been impressed with Chelsea’s determination to try and seal a deal.

Chelsea are willing to pay the Belgian around £250,000 a week and make him the most expensive signing ever in the clubs history.

Manchester City asked about Romelu Lukaku in March and their request was denied.

The sale of Tammy Abraham could help to fund the Lukaku deal. (The Telegraph)

Jules Kounde

The Kounde deal is still a priority for Chelsea. (Fabrizio Romano)

Chelsea are not willing to pay Kounde’s £68m release clause. (Guardian)

Jules Kounde has an agreement in principle to join Chelsea, but the Blues deem the price claimed by his club too high for now. (Julien Maynard)

Kurt Zouma

Zouma has refused to join West Ham.

No agreement between West Ham and Zouma as of now. (Guardian)

Kurt Zouma is not heading to Sevilla. He is not included in the deal for Jules Kounde. His priority is to stay in UK. If no agreement is reached with an English club, he could stay at Chelsea for another year. (Julien Maynard)

Tammy Abraham

Arsenal and Aston Villa remain interested in signing Tammy Abraham.

Villa would like the Englishman on loan, which would spark interest from Chelsea to secure a new contract for the striker.

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2nd August 2021 , Chelsea Transfer News Roundup

Tino Livramento

Livramento has today signed for Southampton in a five-year deal.

The 18-year-old had offers from top Premier League clubs and Bundesliga clubs but the pathway that Ralph Hasenhüttl and the Saints have set for Livramento persuaded him to join them.

Livramento will join Dynel Simeu at Southampton and will presumably be joining the senior squad and be battling for first team minutes.

Chelsea will receive £5m and have a sell-on clause and the buy-back clause inserted into the contract means Chelsea can potentially buy back the Englishman for around £25m.

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Kenedy was offered to Sevilla to try and seal the Jules Kounde deal however Sevilla just want straight cash for the Frenchman. (Nizaar Kinsella)

Kenedy played in Chelsea U23’s game vs Woking on the weekened, seemingly informing the player that he is no longer needed at the club.

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Romelu Lukaku

Lukaku has now jumped back up to the top of the list regarding strikers for Chelsea this summer. (Telegraph)

Chelsea have made two bids already for the 28-year-old Lukaku this summer.

We shouldn’t be surprised if Chelsea make a third offer for Lukaku soon. (The Athletic)

Just as of 22:35 (U.K.), the latest info from Fabrizio Romano states that Inter have rejected Chelsea’s latest bid of €100m including Marcos Alonso for the Belgian forward. Di Marzio states that another offer could come from Chelsea and that it’s up to Lukaku if he wants to make the move.

Kurt Zouma , Tammy Abraham , Marcos Alonso , Callum Hudson-Odoi , Ruben Loftus-Cheek

Chelsea are willing to listen to offers regarding these 5 players. (Telegraph)

Erling Haaland

As Dortmund refuse to change their willingness to negotiate with Chelsea over Haaland, Chelsea have begun to look into Romelu Lukaku as first choice target. (Telegraph)

Jules Kounde

The move for Kounde could then be part of a ‘three-way negotiation’ which would see Davinson Sanchez exchange Tottenham for Sevilla, after Kurt Zouma has potentially signed for Spurs. (SportWitness)

Ilaix Moriba 

Barcelona fear that Chelsea is the reason as to why talks with Ilaix Moriba aren’t progressing as planned. The English side would be in a position to offer the player up to three times the salary that Barça are able to offer him.

Barcelona offered the player a €2m wage+bonuses based on performances, but the player wants €3m. (sport)

Chelsea are said to love the midfielder, and are ‘willing to sign him now, or wait until he’s free in June’. (SportWitness)

Barcelona have set the deadline for Moriba to sign a new deal as Sunday. (Mundo Deportivo)

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