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EXCL: Chelsea target available in swap deal, Man City's midfield targets, busy week for Barcelona, and key Arsenal updates

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Bradley Barcola swap deal latest

I’ve mentioned Bradley Barcola many times this summer and I’m going to start with him again today. PSG have always been interested in this top talent and they have an agreement with the player, he wants to go to PSG, but there is a crucial point - there is no agreement between the clubs.

As I reported yesterday, it’s getting tense between PSG and Lyon on these negotiations. It’s also the reality that Chelsea have asked for information on Barcola, without submitting an official bid. What I’m hearing now is that Lyon, more than big money, want players to be included in the deal. Of course a fee will be needed as well, but they believe they can take advantage of these negotiations by including players in the deal. This is going to be a crucial factor, but it’s not easy to find players from Chelsea or PSG who would accept that kind of move. Still, Lyon will try to find a solution, so keep an eye on this story.

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