Chelsea and Tottenham face battle to sign Ansu Fati as Barcelona look to cash in on wonderkid

Chelsea and Tottenham have been offered the chance to sign Barcelona forward Ansu Fati.

The 20-year-old is available for transfer with agent Jorge Mendes actively offering him to clubs in an attempt to fix Barcelona’s financial woes.

Barcelona need funds to sign Manchester City defender Joao Cancelo before transfer deadline day on September 1 and could part ways with their homegrown attacker.

Fati is, however, reluctant to leave his boyhood club with four years remaining on his substantial £200,000-a-week contract.

Fati's reluctance and the significant costs involved have led to only tentative interest from the two London clubs.

Spurs have begun talks with Nottingham Forest forward Brennan Johnson, moving ahead of Chelsea in the race for the Wales international.

The 22-year-old is keen to move to a bigger club as Forest hold out for close to £50million for a player widely considered to be their most valuable asset.

Mauricio Pochettino is keen to sign a forward after a failed attempt to secure Michael Olise from Crystal Palace a fortnight ago. Lyon winger Bradley Barcola is among the players being considered as Chelsea look to boost their attack.