August 12, 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 payment 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up their pursuit of Erik ten Hag’s precedence goal of his first summer time however De Jong is reluctant to maneuver to Outdated Trafford and play within the Europa League.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 high goal

Nevertheless, Thomas Tuchel’s aspect 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, in accordance with The Athletic.

Regardless of Chelsea’s curiosity, De Jong remains to be United’s high 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 aspect 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 remains to be high of United’s checklist, 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 to this point, regardless of revealing that he’s flattered by their curiosity, as he’s mentioned to be blissful at Barcelona.

De Jong has snubbed a transfer to Manchester to this point 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 a complete host of recent signings, the midfielder could be the logical departure.

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

It’s thought promoting De Jong can 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 throughout 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 property 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 have the ability to register a few of their signings.

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

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Barcelona may desire to not promote to the Blues with the 2 golf equipment at present locked in a switch conflict.

Chelsea have moved to dam Marcos Alonso’s switch to Barca after the Catalan membership snatched Jules Kounde from underneath 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 mentioned 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 the same transfer to hijack Chelsea’s transfer to signal Raphinha from Leeds United earlier in the summertime.