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Valverde dismisses talk of signing this Chelsea star!

The Chelsea player was linked with a move to Nou Camp

As winter transfer window approaches, clubs will looking to add more strength to it’ squad. Barcelona will be looking for a striker and a defender. The La Liga champions are running short in defenders and will be looking to sign one in January. Barcelona is also looking for a replacement of Luis Suarez. Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde has dismissed talks of signing this Chelsea star.

Valverde dismisses centre-back signing amid talk of Christensen loan. Barcelona head coach Ernesto Valverde is not interested in signing a new centre-back in the January transfer window, despite talk of a move for Chelsea’s Andreas Christensen. A report in Sport on Saturday claimed the Catalans have made a loan offer for Christensen.

The Denmark International has made just one Premier League appearance under Maurizio Sarri this season. Samuel Umtiti is out with a knee problem and Barcelona are said to be keen not to be left short-handed in defence. Ernesto Valverde does not appear desperate for a new signing provided Umtiti’s recovery proceeds as planned. Valverde told in a press conference ahead of a trip to Levante, “We want four centre-backs who can play.”

He further said, “Umtiti could recover and that would be great news for us. And it would mean that we would have four centre-backs for the rest of the season. although three are left-footed. We will know more about what happens with him in a little while, but we are Barcelona and want to have a team who can respond. As I said, we’ll see what happens but I’m happy to manage with what I have.” Christensen’s father and agent claimed in October that he will look to secure a move for the Denmark international if he does not earn more playing time at Chelsea.

Author’s take:

It seems Christensen will have to look elsewhere for regular time action. Given the form of Pique and Lenglet, Christensen would have struggled to for first team action at Nou Camp. A move to a small club would only result regular first team action for Christensen.

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