Chelsea are near an settlement with Barcelona for the switch of Frenkie de Jong however should not but satisfied he desires to depart his present membership, 90min understands.
The west London facet have in current weeks joined Premier League rivals Manchester United in pursuit of the Dutch worldwide.
United have already agreed a charge with Barcelona value an general €85m to signal the participant, although haven’t superior the deal any additional as a result of subject of deferred wages that are nonetheless owed to De Jong by Barcelona. Sources point out United stay assured the participant will be a part of them if the problem resolves however Chelsea are actually robust competitors.
De Jong has spoken to United supervisor Erik ten Hag on various events and the Previous Trafford membership have nonetheless not given up on the participant, at the same time as they aim offers for different midfielders – specifically Adrien Rabiot, who is predicted to affix from Juventus.
Chelsea are actually urgent forward of their transfer for the De Jong and are near putting a deal of their very own for the participant, although is not going to formally lodge a bid till it is indicated that he’ll be a part of them.
United have but to conform to cowl your complete value of De Jong’s deferred wages – within the area of €17m – to push the deal by, and had been hoping for both Barcelona to fulfill them within the center or De Jong’s representatives to waive the rest. Neither Barcelona nor the participant’s get together have moved an inch.
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Chelsea, in the meantime, are ready to cowl your complete value of the deferred wages to push the deal by. Their supply is about to be value within the area of €80m, inclusive of the deferred wages and on the situation that Barcelona settle for a decrease switch charge to resolve the problem. This bid will although solely be lodged once they have a sign from De Jong that he’ll transfer.
United are ready to see how Barcelona take care of the squad registration subject they have to take care of forward of their opening LaLiga fixture this weekend. As many as 5 new signings haven’t but been registered to play within the recreation, with the Catalans trying to chop prices elsewhere.
Barcelona are additionally considering signing Bernardo Silva from Manchester Metropolis, although the English champions have denied they’ve agreed a deal for the Portuguese midfielder.