Chelsea want Sergi Roberto – report

Versatile Barcelona player Sergi Roberto is on Chelsea’s list of transfer targets this summer, according to reports.

ESPN state the 25-year-old is highly thought-of by the English Champion’s Coach Antonio Conte who has instructed his board to evaluate the possibility of a transfer.

The Spain international has a €40m release clause in his current deal at the Camp Nou and believe the Barca youth product’s versatility would be valuable in Chelsea’s 3-4-3 formation.

Roberto made 40 appearances for the Blaugrana last season but despite being primarily a deep-lying midfielder, he was deployed as right-back last season after the club did not replace Dani Alves.

However, the arrival of Benfica’s Nelson Semedo has put Roberto’s first-team place under direct threat and could give the London Blues hope over the player’s potential desire to move.

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