Chelsea transfer target decides to join Barcelona instead

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Chelsea transfer target Youssoufa Moukoko has decided to join Spanish side Barcelona next summer, according to Spanish media outlet Sport.

Moukoko’s Borussia Dortmund contract is set to expire next summer and the 18 year old forward has reportedly decided to move to Barcelona as a free agent despite interest from Chelsea.

Comfortable on either wing or in the centre-forward position, Moukoko has scored 11 Bundesliga goals in 44 appearances so far, having been prolific previously at youth level.

With Chelsea striker Armando Broja out for the rest of the season, the Blues were reportedly keen on signing Moukoko in January to boost Graham Potter’s attacking options.

Meanwhile, Premier League side Newcastle United are interested in signing Chelsea midfielder Jorginho, according to Daily Mail.

Jorginho, 31, is set to enter the final six months of his Chelsea contract and Newcastle United are keen on signing the midfielder as a free agent at the end of the season.

Chelsea boss Graham Potter is reportedly looking to reduce the average age of the team and has identified Benfica midfielder and Argentina World Cup star Enzo Fernandez as a possible replacement.

Italian side Juventus have also recently been linked with interest in signing Jorginho, but it looks as though they are set to face competition from Newcastle United.