There is still a lot of time left in the summer transfer window but the new Premier League season will start in less than a month.
Therefore, Manchester United need to get serious and sign key targets to improve the squad for Erik ten Hag. Failure to do so may result in another season to forget.
As far as the transfer saga surrounding Frenkie de Jong is concerned, Chelsea’s arrival have complicated the deal for Man United.
According to a story covered by Sport today (news image provided below), the Blues are preparing a move to sign the Dutch midfielder from Barcelona.
Thus far, the Old Trafford outfit have offered 65 million euros fixed fee (£55million) and 20 million euros in add-ons to lure the ex Ajax man.
The well-known Spanish media outlet have mentioned that the Catalan side trusts Man United will get nervous and improve their offer to sign the 25-year-old.
It is stated that unlike Chelsea, Ten Hag’s side cannot offer Champions League football, so, that is a massive disadvantage and the only strength the Red Devils have is their money.
Therefore, Barca are convinced Man Utd will submit a much higher bid in order to secure the signing of De Jong.
As per Sport, the Blaugrana are waiting for the final offers and the club that will come up with the best offer will win the race as long as they are able to agree terms with the Dutchman.