Chelsea target Isaac Cuenca has been told he can go out on loan until the end of the season, putting the West London club on alert report Marca.
Rafa Benitez has rotated the likes of Oscar and Juan Mata this season and is in the market for another attacking midfielder having been linked with Isco this January.
Benitez has insisted that he is looking for new players as he prepares to bounce back from the disappointment of losing to Swansea in the Capital One cup semi-final. Benitez said:
“You can always improve things, especially when you have injuries, and we lose two players to the African Cup of Nations,.
Barcelona are keen to give the talented forward some playing time as he has just recovered from a knee injury sustained in May which put him out for eight months.
The 21 year-old has been at Barcelona since the age of 12, made his debut in the 2010-2011 season and has featured 16 times for the Catalan giants. Camp Nou officials see him as a long replacement for David Villa as the versatile playmaker can play as a forward and on the wing.
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