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Stamford Bridge side keen on Nou Camp star.
Chelsea are still keen on a swoop for Barcelona star Sergio Busquets – but they will have to wait until next season to prise him away, writes the Sunday People.
In a surprise trip to the Nou Camp last week, top Blues scout Scott McLachlan watched the midfield general in action.
Busquets, 24, may leave Spain at the end of the campaign and Chelsea are desperate for him – as People Sport first revealed.
Barca will not do business in January, but could allow him to go when the season is over for a fee believed to be around £30million – if he indicates that he wants to quit the Catalan giants.
SOURCE: Sunday Mirror
Chelsea have a fair few central midfield options at present with the likes of John Obi Mikel, Ramires, Frank Lampard, Oscar and Oriol Romeu on hand to fill the role but perhaps the West London side feel that Sergio Busquets can improve on what they already have in their armoury.
Barcelona are unlikely to be looking to sell the Spanish international so a lot would depend on whether the 24 year old is likely to quit the club that has helped to make him a big-name star. Though much maligned for his diving antics the rangy midfielder is a pivotal part of the Nou Camp side and is not a player Tito Vilanova would want to lose.
Though Alex Song was brought in by the Catalan side in the summer Busquets has started 18 of the club’s 24 games in all competitions and has fought off the Cameroon international to consistently retain his spot as Barcelona’s first choice defensive midfielder.
An offer of £30m could perhaps tempt Barcelona but it does seem highly unlikely that such a deal will come to fruition.
Busquets is into his sixth season in the Barcelona first team and has picked up an array of honours in that space of time, including four La Liga titles and two Champions League winners medals, not to mention the World Cup and Euro 2012 triumphs he has partaken in with the Spanish national side.
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