Date: 24th December 2021 at 11:10am
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Chelsea are pondering a swoop for Barcelona’s Sergino Dest in January, according to reports.

The 21-year-old has found his game time limited since Xavi took over from Ronald Koeman at the Camp Nou last month.

Dest made 13 appearances under Koeman this season but has since made just three under the Barca legend.

According to Spanish outlet El Nacional, Xavi has put Dest behind Oscar Mingueza, Ronald Araujo and Sergi Roberto in his right-back pecking order, while Dani Alves will also be eligible to play come January.

It’s claimed the Catalan club are willing to let the United States international move on and the Express. report that Chelsea are keen.

Tuchel wants to bolster his defensive options.

Ben Chilwell is sidelined for several months with an ankle injury and Dest’s ability to play also at left-back claims to be of interest to the Blues.

The former Ajax star joined Barcelona in 2020 on a five-year deal and he helped the club win the Copa del Rey in his first season.

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