Madrid has had a competitor in the race to sign Xavier Mbuyamba, Barcelona youth squad who intends to leave the team this summer. Chelsea believe the 18-year-old, 1.95-tall Dutch center-back could be the new Van Dijk and he is not willing to miss the opportunity, according to the British newspaper Daily Star.
In addition to Madrid, AZ Alkmaar, Juventus and Inter Milan have also been interested in the Maastricht player, but His agent, Carlos Barrios, assures that it is Chelsea who has the advantage to get his services.
Mbuyama wants to leave Barcelona despite having only been at the Blaugrana youth academy for a year and still has three contract left. The Dutchman was one of Patrick Kluivert's signings, after the door of Chelsea was closed due to the UEFA sanction, and this season, although it still belongs to the youth, has ever trained with the first team.
Carlos Barrios said on Voetbal International last month: “The ambiguity is enormous. New elections are approaching. If you see that even Ansu Fati could come out on loan, how can you not go? “