With Manchester United expected to compete for the services of Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong. Chelsea “enters the fight for de Jong,” and the Blues “are willing to incorporate César Azpilicueta. AND Marcos Alonso in a £51 million players-plus-cash deal.” According to rumours in Spain, Chelsea will compete with Manchester United for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong this summer.
The Dutch midfielder, who is rumoured to be Erik ten Hag’s main target. Has been extensively link with a move to United. Sport in Spain is saying that Chelsea have now join the competition to sign De Jong. Which might be a blow to the Red Devils.
Chelsea Ready To Battle Man Utd For Frenkie De Jong
As a proof of their desire to get him to Stamford Bridge. Their report claims that the Blues are even willing to offer captain César Azpilicueta. Marcos Alonso as makeweights in a £51 million players plus cash deal with Barca.
Alonso, who has one year left on his current contract. Recently made comments about perhaps moving back to Spain. Azpilicueta’s future is also uncertain despite having a one year contract extension at the end of the last campaign.
But, it’s believe that Barcelona heard Chelsea’s offer of cash plus players. Would prefer to just get paid up front. This summer, the Catalans place a £70 million price tag on De Jong. Which United has so far been unable to fully cover.
Yet, earlier this week, Sportsmail sources said that a deal involving the Red Devils and Barcelona was “90% finalise.” with only a few minor elements still to be work out.
It is anticipate that United will make an initial payment of about £55 million for De Jong as part of a sum that might ultimately reach £ 70 million.
Although Chelsea are now eager to sign the player before their Premier League rivals. Barca may try to incite a bidding war between the two teams this summer.
The west London club is rumoured to have inquire about Memphis Depay’s availability from Nou Camp officials as well. Though a prospective transfer for De Jong is given higher priority. Thomas Tuchel has a long list of defenders, strikers. Now midfielders on his wish list, but he has yet to make his first acquisition of the summer at Stamford Bridge.
Raheem Sterling, a winger for Manchester City. Reportedly close to joining Chelsea for £55 million after agreeing to a deal paying £315,000 per week in SW6.
Nathan Ake, a teammate of Sterling’s from City and a former Blues defender. Is also a target, while Tuchel is reportedly interested in Juventus center-back Matthijs de Ligt.