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EPL: Chelsea heads for £30m-rated Barcelona star

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Chelsea is eyeing a move for £30m-rated Barcelona defender, Sergino Dest, in the January transfer window.

Dest has struggled for regular game time under new Barcelona manager, Xavi.

The 21-year-old joined Barcelona from Ajax in 2020 after the Blaugrana beat Bayern Munich to his signature.

After becoming a regular starter under former Barcelona manager, Ronald Koeman, the full-back has fallen down the pecking order since the arrival of Xavi.

Xavi prefers the likes of Oscar Mingueza, Sergi Roberto and Ronald Araujo at right-back ahead of Dest.

According to the Express, Barcelona would be open to allowing Dest to leave Camp Nou with Chelsea, one of a number of clubs that are interested in signing the player.

The Premier League giants are looking to strengthen their defence in January after Ben Chilwell was ruled out for several months following a serious ankle injury he picked last month.

Dest is primarily a right-back, but his versatility to also play on the left-hand side is something that Chelsea manager, Thomas Tuchel will like.