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Man Utd and Chelsea have a genuine chance of landing key target as 25-year-old’s frustration grows

The moods amongst the Chelsea and Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern could not be any different…

Man Utd are coming off the back of a great start to the Premier League, with West Ham falling to the might of the Red Devils on the opening day, with stellar performances from former Chelsea players Nemanja Matic and Romelu Lukaku earning all the praise.

Chelsea, meanwhile, have seriously struggled – falling at the hands of both Arsenal and Burnley over the last couple of weeks.

However, despite the sides differing fortunes, it appears as though both clubs are in with a chance of landing 25-year-old midfielder Sergi Roberto. According to Sport, Roberto is frustrated at Barcelona at present and could look to seek an exit, with a decision set to be made over the coming days. Significantly, both Man Utd and Chelsea are said to be willing to offer him regular game time and are open to paying his buyout clause – making both clubs an attractive option for the Spaniard.

Roberto has impressed in Barcelona colours over the last 18 months, but the recent signing of Paulinho has left his place in the first team in doubt.

He also impressed at right-back for the Spanish side last season, but the recent capture of Nelson Semedo may put the breaks on his prominence in that position.

Roberto may be looking for game time, but getting it at Barcelona looks unlikely – and so there could be an opening for the Premier League giants.

Landlord’s Verdict

Both Premier League sides would be lucky to have Roberto, with the Spaniard really impressing in La Liga last season.

In the modern market, his reported €40 million (£36.2 million) release clause is quite low, and so the move would represent fantastic value.

With Man Utd looking for depth and Chelsea looking for more quality – both clubs will be keen to get a deal done.

Chelsea and Man Utd fans – thoughts?
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