Chelsea & Barcelona eye €60m-rated RB Leipzig star

Chelsea face competition from FC Barcelona for a Bundesliga star.

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According to Fichajes, both Arsenal and Chelsea have submitted enquiries to RB Leipzig for Dani Olmo. The report claims that Olmo has a €60m release clause for Spanish clubs, but it’s slightly more for clubs in the rest of Europe.

This could give Barcelona an advantage in the race to sign Olmo but their financial situation could mean a bid is unlikely.

Chelsea are in a different financial situation and are spending obscene amounts of money in January. Olmo is a versatile midfielder who is also capable of playing in a more attacking role, meaning he would make a useful squad player for Chelsea.

The west Londoners have plenty of cover in their forward line at present, so Olmo would likely have to play in the two-man pivot if Graham Potter opts for a three-at-the-back or, if Potter plays 4-2-3-1, Olmo could potentially play as a CAM over the underperforming Mason Mount.

Olmo joined Leipzig from Dinamo Zagreb in January of 2020 for €29m.

He has since made 108 appearances, in which he scored 20 and provided 24 assists for the German outfit.

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