Nicolás Tagliafico is the first choice left-back for Ajax, and his fine displays and contribution in the attack (five goals and seven assists in all competitions) hasn’t gone unnoticed.
Two months ago, Mundo Deportivo explained that Chelsea are one of the clubs to have made an offer for the 27-year-old, while Barcelona have him in their transfer plans.
Journalist Miguel Rico, writing for the last page of the same newspaper gives insight into the latest development in this case.
He claims the Catalan club have ‘never denied’ the Argentina international is an ‘option’ for the left-back position, but they cannot sign him or anyone else, without selling some of their own players.
Ajax have ‘good offers’ for the South American, which are estimated at €25m, and one of the proposals is believed to be from the Blues.
Apart from Frank Lampard’s side, Atlético Madrid are also in the race for the defender.
Tagliafico can ‘choose a destination’, and according to Mundo, it’s set to be between Chelsea and Diego Simeone’s side.