Gavi is one of the brightest talents to come through the ranks of Barcelona’s youth system recently and is now a first team regular this season.

The midfielder has made 16 appearances in all competitions and his performances have drawn the attention of Chelsea.

On November 19th, Sport stated the Blues are ‘very keen’ to sign the player and that their owner, Roman Abramovich, is ‘willing to pay his release clause’.

The 17-year-old’s current deal at the Camp Nou runs down in 2023 and the La Liga side have reportedly opened talks with his entourage over an extension. The new deal will also include a release clause of €1bn.

Another report from Sport reiterates the west London club’s ‘interest in paying his buyout clause’.

Despite the interest shown by the Blues and their reported willingness to pay the fee needed to sign the Spain international, the newspaper states ‘Gavi doesn’t want to go’. They further add ‘let no one worry. Gavi is not stupid and knows his future is at Barca’.

It’s said the report about the Champions League winners wanting the teenager will ‘help him get a better renewal’, which is possibly the whole point of the rumour in the first place.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta views Gavi as a part of the golden generation and wants to secure his long-term future by including a €1bn release clause in a new contract. 

Both Gavi and Barca want to continue their association beyond 2023. Therefore, Chelsea will find it hard to take the player away from the Catalan club anytime soon.