According to Sport, Chelsea are preparing an offer for Frenkie de Jong, the Dutch midfielder from FC Barcelona. The 25-year-old recently refused to leave for Manchester United but his club want to sell him.
Chelsea have been closely following developments in the Frenkie de Jong case for several weeks. According to Sport, the Blues should make an offer soon for the Dutch midfielder from FC Barcelona, long courted by Manchester United. But the Batavian international has already indicated his refusal to join the Red Devils.
Frenkie de Jong, 25, is under contract until 2026 with FC Barcelona. At the beginning of July, Todd Boehly, the new owner of Chelsea, had met with the Catalan management to talk about the transfer window, including the case of “FDJ”. But no offer has reached the table of the Blaugrana club since.
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Manchester United did not give up
During this meeting, Barça had inquired about Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso. Chelsea are ready to sell their players, provided they have a sufficient supply and find replacements. Chelsea have the advantage of playing in the Champions League, unlike Manchester United, who don’t seem to have given up either. Barça would like to sell Frenkie de Jong for their part and would demand at least 80 million euros.
By selling Frenkie de Jong, Barça could finalize the transfer of Bernardo Silva, the Portuguese midfielder from Manchester City, where an agreement already exists. With this upcoming match between Chelsea and Manchester United, Joan Laporta’s club will also have the opportunity to raise the stakes. However, all that remains is to convince the main interested party to leave.