The Blues bought the 27-year-old for £23.3 million last January, a fee which could rise to £26.8 million according to the BBC. Despite this the winger has so far failed to impress in English football, not managing a single goal or assist in 14 appearances. It could be this form that has led the Catalan club to turn down the Stamford Bridge outfit’s offer. The Catalan club have also recently signed Aleix Vidal from Sevilla, who is a very similar player.
However, there are some interested parties, with both Inter Milan and Juventus open to taking the player back to Serie A. The Nerazzurri are keen on a loan deal with an option to buy, while the Old Lady may be more interested in a permanent deal. With the Blues seemingly wanting to just get rid, the Bianconeri’s offer may be the most enticing.
The Colombia international has also looked out of form while playing at the Copa America with his country. He was unable to stop them from being knocked out of the competition at the quarter final stage, although he did at least score his spot kick in the heartbreaking penalty shootout against Argentina.