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Chelsea evening headlines as Blues linked with ex Barcelona prospect, Timo Werner warning sent

Here are the Chelsea evening headlines on Friday 14th August.

Chelsea eye ex-Barça youngster

ESPN report Chelsea are one of a handful of clubs monitoring former Barcelona teenager Xavier Mbuyamba with view to a potential summer move.

The 18-year-old terminated his contract with the Catalan club earlier this year and will be available on a free transfer. However, Chelsea are not the only interested club, with a string of English and German sides vying for the Dutch youth international’s services.

Mbuyamba played a handful of times in the UEFA Youth League with Barcelona’s U-19 squad and was expected to make the step up to the B team this coming campaign. The 6ft 5in centre-back remains a free agent.

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Nagelsmann drops hint on how to stop Werner

RB Leipzig manager Julian Nagelsmann celebrated his side qualifying for the last four of the UEFA Champions League this week, without already-departed top scorer Timo Werner .

Werner has joined up with his new Chelsea teammates, but that did not stop his former coach divulging information on how to stop the German striker. Speaking after Leipzig’s win over Atlético Madrid, Nagelsmann disclosed, “The opponents are probably not the best for Timo Werner because there’s not a lot of space behind the defensive line and we decided to play with three offensive midfielders to create spaces between the lines and they did it very well.”

Nagelsmann suggested Werner may not be the type of striker to start with when encountering a deep block, something Frank Lampard will need to take heed of next season.

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