Chelsea ‘have made huge £45 million offer’ to sign Arsenal target Barella

Reports have claimed Chelsea have made a huge offer to sign Cagliari star Nico Barella, who is also being chase by London rivals Arsenal

After an impressive last few seasons with the Italian club, reports in the media over the last few weeks have claimed Chelsea were prepared to submit a €45 million (£40.7m) offer to sign the 21-year-old in the winter window.

Despite a great start to the new season, Chelsea will need to strengthen in key areas of the pitch if they are to challenge for more than a top four spot this season, especially since Cesc Fabregas has seemingly played his last game for the club.

And reports on the Daily Express website have claimed Chelsea have already made a 50million euros (£45million) for Barella, as they look to beat off rivals Arsenal this month.

But Cagliari are adamant that Barella will remain with them for at least the remainder of the season, meaning Chelsea may have to wait until the end of the season before they can complete any sort of transfer deal.

Is Barella worth the £45 million?

There is no doubt that Barella is a talent that has a long and bright future in the game, but he still has alot of developing to do before he can make that move to Chelsea and break into Maurizio Sarri’s starting eleven on a regular basis.

The best career option for him right now is to stay put, progess and develop a little more and then push for a big move as many players have made the mistake of moving to a top European side too early only to find their careers hitting a brick wall.

He may be worth £45 million now, but it isnt the right time to make that next step in his career.

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