Barcelona will reportedly have to fend off stiff competition from PSG to sign England under-19 international Carney Chukwuemeka this summer.

According to a report by Daily Mirror, Carney Chukwuemeka is the subject of interest from Paris Saint-Germain over a possible move in the summer transfer window. The England under-19 international faces an uncertain future at Aston Villa, with Barcelona also keen on signing him.

Carney Chukwuemeka is one of the most promising young midfielders in Europe, with the teenage prodigy going from strength to strength since joining Aston Villa half a dozen years ago. The 18-year-old made his first-team debut for Aston Villa this past season before turning out 15 further т¡мes.

The youngster was also a pivotal figure as England won the under-19 European Championship this summer, with his performances capturing the attention of several high-profile clubs. At the same т¡мe, Chukwuemeka faces an uncertain future at Aston Villa after entering the final year of his contract, thus attracting Barcelona and PSG.

The interest from Barcelona stems from the evolving situation of Xavi Hernandez’s squad this summer. The Catalan giants want to offload Frenkie de Jong and bring in Bernardo Silva as his replacement. But with мคหchester City unwilling to let the Portuguese international leave, Carney Chukwuemeka is a viable alternative for Barcelona, despite his tender years.

Barcelona and Aston Villa are reportedly in talks over a possible move for the England under-19 international, with the Blaugrana ramping up the efforts to sign him. But Barcelona will face stiff competition from PSG in the race to sign Chukwuemeka from the Premier League outfit.

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Les Parisiens have already bolstered their midfield unit this summer by signing Vitinha from FC Porto. But several midfielders, including Georginio Wijnaldum, Leandro Paredes and Idrissa Gueye, face uncertain futures at Parc des Princes, prompting PSG to consider signing Chukwuemeka.

However, despite PSG’s emergence in the race to sign the 18-year-old, Barcelona will likely remain the front-runner to land him. With the Blaugrana already in talks with the player and his parent club, PSG will need to step up considerably to get ahead in this chase. For now, Chukwuemeka faces an uncertain future at Aston Villa after missing their pre-season tour.