Tuesday May 19 2020
Agent: 'Chelsea favourites for Mbuyamba'

Barcelona youth team defender Xavier Mbuyamba is a target for ‘Inter, Juventus, even Real Madrid, but Chelsea are the favourites,’ said his agent.

The Dutch Under-19 international is only 18 years old and under contract at Camp Nou until June 2023.

“Almost all the top European clubs asked about Xavier,” agent Carlos Barros told Voetbal International.

“Even Real Madrid are seriously interested, but it would obviously be a rather delicate transfer to work out. Juventus and Inter are interested, just like the best clubs in Germany and England.

“However, Chelsea are the favourites. We discussed it thoroughly last year and the club presented a very ambitious plan for Xavier. Frank Lampard has already proved he is not afraid to field young players and it would be fantastic to start in the Chelsea XI at the age of 20.”