Barcelona to open academy in England

The Catalan side are to open an academy in Surrey, less than two miles from Chelsea’s training ground.

Academy coach Xevi Marce said: “We are not coming here to be in competition with Chelsea.

“We are going to start slowly but surely to build a team here, train all the kids and get that passion.

“In the future we might lose a player or two to Chelsea or the other way around. It is not a problem.”