Barcelona demand €20m for Chelsea midfield target

According to ESPN, Barcelona are going to demand a transfer fee of €15-20 million for Ilaix Moriba, a midfield talent who has refused to sign a new deal with the Catalans and is wanted by Chelsea and Leipzig.Moriba is in the last year of his deal with Barcelona and has turned down the Catalan heavyweights’ offer of a new contract. The teenager is demanding a greater salary than what the club has currently proposed, which has not gone over well with the club.Moriba has been given a price tag of €15-20 million by the Blaugrana, who are hoping to make a profit. While there has been ongoing speculation about a move to Premier League heavyweights Chelsea, the aforementioned ESPN article states that RB Leipzig of Germany too is interested in signing the 18-year-old midfield star.Given how highly he is regarded within the club, the development regarding Moriba’s contract situation will undoubtedly be as unpleasant. However, it appears that Barcelona has opted to cut relations with the teenager, and it will now be interesting to watch whether a concrete offer for him emerges before the transfer window ends.

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