Netherlands’ De Jong and De Ligt
If media rumours are to be believed, Manchester United may not be successful in luring Frenkie de Jong away from Chelsea.
The Mirror and Sport, two reputable news sources (press image below), claim that Chelsea is willing to outbid United to make the acquisition.
According to the Catalan source’s update from today, Chelsea and De Jong are prepared to reach a deal, and Barcelona has given Chelsea permission to speak directly to the midfielder.
The international Dutch player is still considering remaining at the Nou Camp. He believes that he still has work to do and may succeed under Xavi in the upcoming season.
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The Blues, on the other hand, have been informed by the Blaugrana that they would not take anything less than 80 million euros if they are to sell him. To entice Silva away from Man City, the La Liga heavyweights will utilise the money.
The Mirror reports that owner Todd Boehly is willing to outbid United for De Jong after missing over on Jules Kounde and Raphinha to Barca.
According to reports, the two-time Champions League champions made a surprise approach to sign the former Ajax player.
For the upcoming season, we can’t truly rely on Fred and McTominay, and with Matic and Pogba gone, the midfield needs reinforcement from Erik ten Hag.
In the middle of the field, Chelsea already has seasoned talents like Kante, Jorginho, and Kovacic. The Blues can provide Champions League soccer, unlike United.
It would be interesting to see whether they can persuade the Mundo Deportivo star, who earns £482,000 a week, to transfer to Stamford Bridge.