Frenkie de Jong’s transfer saga has dragged on for a very long time and the twists and turns continue to surprise and shock the supporters.
As per today’s version of Sport (news image provided below), the 25-year-old star is prepared to agree a move to Chelsea but the Blues do not pay as much as Man Utd to secure his signing.
De Jong is baffled how Barca are splashing on new signings yet ask him to lower his salary. He already deferred his wages during the pandemic to help the club and will not accept a pay cut now.
He has been playing out of position in the pre-season friendlies and perhaps the best option for the Dutchman is to leave the Nou Camp.
The Catalan news source have mentioned that the former Eredivisie midfielder is not much in favor of moving to Manchester United.
De jong is very grateful to Ten Hag for all the efforts he is making, but the player would only agree to leave, if it is for Chelsea. The main problem, the Stamford Bridge outfit pay less than Man Utd.
Sport claim that Barcelona need 80 million euros to sell the £360,000-a-week Netherlands star (The Express) in order to sign Bernardo Silva from Man City.
It is likely everything will heat up once the Blaugrana return from America and it is stated that everything depends on Chelsea.
The Blues wanted to sign Raphinha but the player opted to join Barca, moreover, they have been pushing for Jules Kounde but even the defender is heading to the Nou Camp.
For Man United, lack of Champions League football is proving to be a huge issue. If Chelsea do end up signing De Jong, the Old Trafford faithful would be immensely disappointed.