Chelsea named bookies’ favourites to sign Barcelona star ahead of Manchester United and Man City

Chelsea have been rated as the most likely destination for Barcelona defender Jordi Alba should he choose to depart Catalunya this summer.

The Blues are on the hunt for a new left back as they look to strengthen ahead of defending their Premier League title next season – and are ahead of both Manchester United and Manchester City for the Spaniard’s signature.

According to figures from Sky Bet, Chelsea are 8/1 favourites to tempt Alba away from Camp Nou, with City at 12/1 while United are an unlikely third option at 20/1.

Of course, Alba’s preferred option at the minute appears to be to stay at Barcelona, with Sky Bet offering 1/10 odds on him remaining with the Spanish giants.

But we all know how quickly things can change, and if Antonio Conte has identified Alba as the man to ensure the Blues avoid a repeat of 2015/16’s title defence, then it is possible a deal could still happen.

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