Chelsea are interested in bringing Dutch midfielder Frenkie De Jong in the summer transfer window.
De Jong has be linked with both Chelsea and Manchester United at the beginning of the season and it was reported that United agreed to pay up to £70 million for the transfer. Eventually, De Jong decided to stay in Spain, as he apparently had no interest in joining the Red Devils.
Moreover, De Jong had no intention to leave Barcelona, but now Chelsea Co-Owner Todd Boehly is now planning a fresh transfer approach for the 25-year-old. Reports claim that Boehly has made it an “absolute priority” to sign the Dutch midfielder and wants him as the leader of his team’s midfield. He aims to take advantage of Barcelona’s poor financial condition.
Football Insider reports also suggest De Jong may be forced to leave Barcelona due to the club’s poor financial condition. Barca needs to sell some players in the summer but he might not be offloaded.
DE JONG WILL STABILITY TO CHELSEA’S MIDFIELD
The Dutch midfielder will bring stability and quality to Chelsea’s midfield. Alongside Enzo Fernandez, they can form a top-midfield pairing in the future. The Blues midfield looks dull this season and De Jong can bring a spark at the middle of the pitch.
However, United still remains in the race for the talented midfielder and Chelsea’s chances of landing him can be slim if they are unable to qualify for the Champions League next season. With 11 points deficit to the top four in the Premier League, Chelsea have a huge task in their hands as they are a lot of matches still left this season.
The Dutch midfielder will like to play in Premier League. Both Chelsea and Manchester United are top clubs. But the 25-year-old feels confident at Camp Nou. Barca Manager Xavi is a huge fan of the player and his credentials.
For the drama to unfold, we have still next season.
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