MANCHESTER CITY and Chelsea face an uphill battle over the signing of young Lyon winger Bradley Barcola.
Paris Saint-Germain are finalizing a £50m deal for the 20-year-old who is suddenly on the radar of both Premier League big-earners.
Lyon will sell and PSG see Frenchman Barcola as an important part of their revolution without Lionel Messi and Neymar.
Chelsea are interested after failing to sign Michael Olise from Crystal Palace while City consider some newcomers.
Meanwhile, Blues midfield star Conor Gallagher, linked with Palace and Tottenham, wants to stay there.
And Chelsea are ready to join the fight for another top European youngster.
Real Valladolid right-back Ivan Fresneda, 18, has also been linked with Arsenal and Barcelona.
But Leeds’ Tyler Adams is facing a move to Bournemouth after Chelsea canceled the American’s deal.
The Blues’ interest waned after they signed two of England’s most sought-after midfielders for £165million.
Chelsea beat Liverpool to both £115m Brighton star Moises Caicedo and £50m Southampton teenager Romeo Lavia.
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Arriving at Stamford Bridge this summer, Mauricio Pochettino appeared to have identified his engine room as a key area for improvement.
Midfielders Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Mateo Kovacic, Mason Mount and N’Golo Kante have left Chelsea in the current transfer window.
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