August 11, 2022

Chelsea are reportedly assured of stealing Frenkie de Jong away from Manchester United after getting into talks with Barcelona.

The Blues are prepared to match United’s agreed price of £71million for the Holland worldwide and may provide De Jong a continuation of Champions League soccer this season.

United, nevertheless, haven’t given up their pursuit of Erik ten Hag’s precedence goal of his first summer time however De Jong is reluctant to maneuver to Previous Trafford and play within the Europa League.

Chelsea are in talks with Barcelona over signing midfielder Frenkie de Jong this summer time

Man United have not given up the pursuit of a player manager Erik ten Hag made his top target

Man United haven’t given up the pursuit of a participant supervisor Erik ten Hag made his prime goal

Nevertheless, Thomas Tuchel’s facet at the moment are in direct talks with the Catalan giants and are optimistic of having the ability to agree a deal for the 25-year-old, based on The Athletic.

Regardless of Chelsea’s curiosity, De Jong continues to be United’s prime switch goal with new boss Ten Hag determined for a reunion along with his former Ajax midfielder.

The switch saga has rumbled on for over three months now, however United stay undeterred of their pursuit of the Dutch worldwide.

Thomas Tuchel's side are now in talks with the Catalan giants and are optimistic of a deal

Thomas Tuchel’s facet at the moment are in talks with the Catalan giants and are optimistic of a deal

De Jong is still top of United's list, as Erik ten Hag would like a reunion with his former Ajax star

De Jong continues to be prime of United’s record, as Erik ten Hag would really like a reunion along with his former Ajax star

United are prepared to make the Dutch midfielder the membership’s highest-paid participant by matching his present £450,000-a-week wage.

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They’re additionally prepared to pay the £17m De Jong is owed by Barcelona in deferred wages, as reported by Sport in Spain.

De Jong has turned down United’s advances thus far, regardless of revealing that he’s flattered by their curiosity, as he’s stated to be pleased at Barcelona.

De Jong has snubbed a transfer to Manchester thus far with the participant eager to remain at Barcelona

The Catalan giants, nevertheless, have funds to think about and in the event that they want to appease LaLiga and register an entire host of latest signings, the midfielder can be the logical departure.

The Spanish giants have brazenly revealed their want to promote de Jong with a purpose to assist them register new summer time signings Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen, and Jules Kounde.

It’s thought promoting De Jong will even enable Barcelona to signal Manchester Metropolis’s Bernardo Silva. 

The holdup within the deal, nevertheless, is because of an impressive quantity within the area of £17m in again funds owed to De Jong by Barca after deferring funds on his wages in the course of the pandemic.

Barca want to sell de Jong to help them register new signings including Robert Lewandowski

Barca wish to promote de Jong to assist them register new signings together with Robert Lewandowski

Regardless of promoting off varied TV rights and belongings to fund their summer time spending spree, Barcelona don’t have the cash to pay de Jong again. In the event that they did, they wouldn’t be capable of register a few of their signings.

Fairly rightfully, De Jong desires to be paid what he’s owed. Barca wish to preserve him, however realise that’s an unlikely situation, a lot in order that president Joan Laporta has recommended de Jong ought to take a drastic pay minimize if he actually desires to remain.

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Barcelona might also desire to not promote to the Blues with the 2 golf equipment presently locked in a switch struggle.

Chelsea have moved to dam Marcos Alonso’s switch to Barca after the Catalan membership snatched Jules Kounde from beneath their noses. 

Chelsea's relationship with Barcelona is tense after the Spaniards pounced for Jules Kounde

Chelsea’s relationship with Barcelona is tense after the Spaniards pounced for Jules Kounde

The Blues are additionally stated to be reluctant to permit fellow defender Cesar Azpilicueta to finish his transfer to the Nou Camp in what’s turning into an more and more fractious and sophisticated set of negotiations. 

It comes after Barcelona swooped for £55m Sevilla defender Kounde even after Chelsea had seen their provide accepted. 

Barca had pulled off an analogous transfer to hijack Chelsea’s transfer to signal Raphinha from Leeds United earlier in the summertime.