Chelsea look to beat Man City and Man Utd to £8m wonderkid this summer

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Chelsea are gunning to beat Manchester City and Manchester United to the signature of a La Liga wonderkid in the summer, according to reports.

Chelsea, alongside Manchester City and Manchester United, are reportedly interested in a move for Barcelona wonderkid Pau Cubarsi. The Blues have 'already tried' to snap up the 17-year-old and are set to revamp their efforts to bring him on board in the 2024 summer transfer window.

Chelsea are the most heavily linked team in the Premier League where Cubarsi is concerned - City's and United's links are decidedly more tenuous. As such, it can be assumed that the Blues are leading the race to bring him on board - at least within the Premier League circle. With a release clause of just £8.5 million in his contract, according to Mundo Deportivo, a move for the player won't break the bank - especially when Chelsea's immense financial muscle is considered.

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Given Todd Boehly's propensity for signing players under the age of 21 from abroad, it is no surprise that Chelsea are in pursuit of Cubarsi's signature. Others players who Chelsea have signed that fit this mould under Boehly's reign include Noni Madueke, Diego Moreira and Deivid Washington.

What would Pau Cubarsi bring to Chelsea?

An extremely adept ball-playing defender with a wonderful range of passing, Cubarsi is an excellent creator in the middle of the park. However, at such a young age for a professional footballer, he is still something of an untested prospect. While his natural technical ability and composure on the ball is something to behold, his defensive ability has still yet to be judged at the elite level.

He has yet to find great success at senior team level. Curbarsi has made just four La Liga appearances this season, failing to score a goal or register an assist - he has racked up a single assist in the Copa de Rey, though. With Chelsea struggling at the back this season, Cubarsi could be just what they need.

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