Chelsea close to signing De Jong from Barcelona –
Chelsea have reportedly won the race to sign Frenkie de Jong with the club close to agreeing a £67.6million deal with Barcelona.
De Jong has been a player that has been in the headlines a lot over the past 6 months as all indications suggested that he would be leaving Barcelona
It has been claimed on many occasions that Barcelona are keen sell De Jong and recoup some of the money that they have spent on signing new players over the past few weeks
Barcelona have brought in the likes of Raphinha, Jules Kounde and Robert Lewandowski for big money as they look to rebuild the team – and the £60M they could receive from the sale of De Jong would go a long way.
That has led to stunning reports in the media that ChelseFC have made an offer to try and secure the services of De Jong this summer – as Thomas Tuchel wants to bolster his midfield
Now – According to Sport, Chelsea and Barca are in advanced negotiations over a £67.6m transfer.
They state that the Blues only opened talks a few days ago to sign the Dutch midfielder, but they have acted quickly in trying to secure his services.
The news will come as a bitter blow to Man United who were desperate to sign De Jong.
We would not be surprised to see De Jong stay at Barcelona this summer – but we would not be surprised to see him leave either
Chelsea need a player like him in the squad and if there were actually able to get a transfer deal done for the player – he would be a brilliant signing for the club
As we said – now is the right time to leave the Camp Nou as it will all be downhill for him from no one