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Chelsea and Liverpool set to Battle Barcelona for Ajax Star



Chelsea and Liverpool set to Battle Barcelona for Ajax Star 1 Sportelo


Chelsea and Liverpool are planning for the next season, with reports claiming both clubs have turned their attention to a Barcelona target this summer.


According to The Hard Tackle via Transfer Market Web, Both premier league clubs are set to Battle Barcelona in the race for Ajax starlet Ryan Gravenberch.


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The 18-year-old is currently being monitored by Barcelona and have gained interest from quite a few clubs around Europe, which includes Chelsea, Liverpool, AS Roma and Juventus.


The Dutchman joined the Ajax academy as an eight-year-old in 2010 before rising through the ranks to make his debut for the Eredivisie side in the 2018/19 season. In the process, Gravenberch made history as the youngest Ajax player to appear in the Eredivisie.


Gravenberch have been in superb form this season, attracting attention from Barcelona after netting four goals and six assists in 38 appearances.


Chelsea are uncertain on Jorginho’s future, as the Italian has been linked to a move back to the Serie A club Napoli. Chelsea believe that Gravenberch, along with Gabriel Menino, could be an interesting options for the blues.


Liverpool, are also looking for a replacement for Georginio Wijnaldum who has been linked to a move to Barcelona, and also with Naby Keita’s future also uncertain. The Reds are ready to rival Chelsea and Barcelona for the services of Ryan Gravenberch.


The Ajax starlet could ignite a bidding war between the three clubs in the summer. Barcelona remain in the hunt for the La Liga title but have struggled in the Champions League with Liverpool knocked out of the champions league quarter finals by Real Madrid. Chelsea is the only team left and are scheduled to Face Real madrid in the champions league semi finals.