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Barcelona star Ansu Fati considers late offer from Chelsea

Ansu Fati is considering leaving Barcelona in the last few days of the transfer window with Chelsea and Tottenham among the teams who have made an offer, according to reports.

After months of speculation surrounding the 20-year-old’s future, the Barca winger was expected to stay at the club for at least another campaign.

Earlier this year, Fati had been advised by his father to leave Barcelona due to his lack of playing time under the manager Xavi.

Fati has played in all three of Barca’s La Liga matches so far this season but only as a second-half substitute and with the possible arrival of Joao Felix, his chances of a regular role could diminish.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Fati is now giving consideration to leaving Barcelona before the transfer window closes on Friday.

The report claims Chelsea, Tottenham and Borussia Dortmund are three ‘firm’ offers on the table for the winger.

Xavi, however, has indicated that he expects Fati to remain at the club after the winger was linked with a move to Real Madrid.

‘This is a joke, isn’t it?’ Xavi said earlier this month.

‘I have already been very blunt about Ansu. Debates are being generated that make no sense. Ansu is an important player and is part of the club’s heritage, now and in the future.

‘They [the media] are generating sterile debates with Ansu and I don’t understand it. He is a player who belongs to Barca and we count on him. He is in good shape and we are very happy with his performance.’

   

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