Published On: Sat, Dec 27th, 2014

Chelsea’s Abramovich Aiming to Pry Star Midfielder Busquets Away from Barcelona, Reports Say

Sergio Busquets

Football powerhouse Chelsea are considering a “significant” bid for Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets, according to reports in Spain, and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich is ready to make a “considerable bid” if manager Jose Mourinho can assure him he will play a key role in the team, Squawka.com said.

Busquets, 26, has been at Barcelona all his life and is reportedly considering a move away from the La Liga giants. During his six years in the Barcelona first-team the midfielder has won an incredible amount of trophies, the website said.

The 26-year-old has won four league titles, two Champions League titles, two UEFA Super Cups, two Club World Cups and two Copa del Rey titles.

Busquets is considered by many as one of the best defensive midfielders in the world, with his elegance and ability to start attacks being key to Barcelona’s style of play, Squawka.com said.

However, according to reports in Spain,  Abramovich is preparing a considerable bid for the superstar, should Mourinho convince him.

Meanwhile, Caughtoffside.com predicted Chelsea’s stability will enable it win the Premier League this season.

The Blues have been champions at the end of the last three seasons in which they topped the league on December 25, as they did this season, the report said.

Chelsea’s squad is not as big as people think but it is packed with high quality stars, although the success under Mourinho has been built on stability rather than depth, the website said.

The lack of injuries Chelsea have picked up in relation to their rivals – Arsenal and Man United in particular – has been crucial. Skeptics may suggest that the Blues have been lucky in this regard, but Roman Abramovich employs a world class backroom team who deserve a lot of credit for keeping the players fit, the report said.

The consistency in Mourinho’s team selection has enabled his players to form strong on-field relationships. He has sent out a clear message that he is not interested in keeping fringe players happy – he is interested in winning, the website said.

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