Chelsea Ready To Move in For Frenkie Dejong
Chelsea are ready to move in to sign Frenkie Dejong if his negotiations with Manchester United falls out. Manchester United who has been on this transfer for a while, the Blues are monitoring the situation and are ready to move in on a transfer. United have long been linked with the Netherlands international and have now reportedly agreed a fee of €65m with Barcelona, meaning negotiations are now around De Jong’s personal terms. He is open to moving to Old Trafford despite previously stating that he is in no rush to leave Barcelona, who are in a financial crisis.
However, the Netherland player reportedly wants to play in the Champions League, which is something he won’t be able to do yet at Man United but Chelsea can offer him that. Chelsea with be looking to lure him with a chance to play Champions League football.
Chelsea had watched De Jong closely before he joined Barcelona and coach Thomas Tuchel is said to be a big admirer and they look at Dejong As the best option. They will go for De jong in play of £100 million rated Declan Rice.
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The Blues’ priorities are in defence and attack as they have been linked with Manchester City duo Nathan Ake and Raheem Sterling, Leeds United’s Raphinha, Juventus’ Matthijs de Ligt and Sevilla’s Jules Kounde. The deal with Manchester City’s Winger Raheem Sterling is said to be going smoothly and Negotiations soon to be reached. While that of Raphinha has hit a brick wall with the Leeds Winger wanting to play for Barcelona. Leeds have accepted Chelsea’s bid for the Winger, still on personal terms.
Raphinha wanting to play for Barcelona who cannot afford to meet the asking price is the problem
However, there is some uncertainty around their midfield. Despite the plan to use Conor Gallagher after he returned from loan at Crystal Palace. Also, as Jorginho and N’Golo Kante could leave. After Saul Niguez returned to Atletico Madrid following his unsuccessful loan. Chelsea winger Hakim Ziyech wants to join AC Milan. Who are trying to sign the Moroccan on loan with an obligation to make the deal permanent. Who claim that Ziyech is Milan’s priority. There will need to be discussions between the Blues and Rossoneri. Also, as the latter wants the deal to total €25m while the former want €5m more.