If reports in the media are anything to go by then Manchester United could end up losing the race to lure Frenkie de Jong to Chelsea.
According to renowned media outlets, The Mirror and Sport (press image provided below), Chelsea are prepared to blow United out of water to get the signing done.
As per today’s version of the Catalan source, Chelsea are ready to agree a deal with De Jong and Barcelona have given them the permission to directly negotiate with the midfielder.
The Dutch international is still interested in staying at the Nou Camp. He thinks that he has got unfinished business and can prove himself under Xavi in the new season.
However, the Blaugrana are pressing to sell him and have told the Blues that they will not accept anything less than 80 million euros. The La Liga giants will use the funds to lure Silva from Man City.
The Mirror claim that after losing out on Jules Kounde and Raphinha to Barca, owner, Todd Boehly is prepared to blow United out of water for De Jong.
It is stated that the 2-time Champions League winners have made a sensational move to bring the former Ajax man to the club.
We cannot really rely on Fred and McTominay for the next campaign and after losing Matic and Pogba, the midfield must be reinforced by Erik ten Hag.
Chelsea already have experienced stars like Kante, Jorginho and Kovacic in the center of the park. Unlike United, the Blues can offer Champions League football.
It remains to be seen whether they can convince the £482,000-a-week star (Mundo Deportivo) to move to Stamford Bridge.