Paulinho joins Barcelona from Guangzhou Evergrande

Chelsea Transfer News Sergi Roberto decides to quit Barcelona

GETTY Chelsea target Sergi Roberto has decided to quit Barcelona

Hours after the Brazilian's arrival, Barça told 22-year-old talent Sergi Samper that he won't be a part of the first team this season and now, another player could be on his way out of the club.

But the Spaniard has failed to start a single game during Barcelona pre-season's schedule, with Andres Iniesta, Ivan Rakitic and Sergio Busquets having been picked ahead of him to form Valverde's midfield trident.

Manchester United and Chelsea have been linked with the midfielder.

Paulinho's unexpected £36.5 million transfer from Chinese Super League side Guangzhou Evergrande this week has caused a stir in and around FC Barcelona.

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The player has serious offers from big clubs who would see him as a key player, which is what he wants most of all.

Roberto is contract-tied to Barcelona until 2019 but he has a €40million (£36.3m) release clause in his contract, which now seems like a pittance for Manchester United and Chelsea to pay given the amount they have spent and the inflation of the market. He is a player I absolutely count on. He's a very important player for us. I understand he is a player who came to the club following a big investment and that he has always been an important player for all his teams, but it all depends on his performance and what the manager considers best: Nnow I'm going with other players.

"It's true that I've talked to [Samper]", he said.

Naturally a central midfielder, Roberto was played in the main at right-back last season under Luis Enrique and impressed, proving himself to be a valuable and versatile player.

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