Chelsea are reportedly ‘preparing a formal proposal’ for major Manchester United focus on Frenkie de Jong.
Manchester United’s pursuit of De Jong has been the transfer saga of the summer season, with new boss Erik 10 hag determined to reunite with the midfielder just after success alongside one another at Ajax.
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United have agreed a £72m rate with Barcelona for his transfer, but De Jong has dug his heels in and is presently on preseason tour with the La Liga aspect.
The 25-12 months-previous wishes to continue to be at the Nou Camp, but if pressured to leave would relatively join a club playing in the Champions League that’s where by Chelsea come in.
There have been rumours of curiosity from the Blues, but now, in accordance to Relovo, new operator Todd Boehly is ‘preparing a official proposal’ getting ‘expressed company desire’ to signal the Dutchman ‘in the final handful of hours’.
El Barça ya sabe que el Chelsea prepara una propuesta official por Frenkie de Jong.
📌 En las últimas horas, desde Londres han manifestado su firme deseo de firmar al holandés.
— Relevo (@relevo) July 19, 2022
It’s also verified that ‘Manchester does not seduce the participant, neither sportingly nor personally’.
Chelsea are properly stocked in midfield, specially subsequent the return of Conor Gallagher from his financial loan spell with Crystal Palace, but with the two Jorginho and N’Golo Kante entering the last year of their contracts, De Jong could be a single of their replacements.
In the meantime, former United striker Teddy Sheringham does not feel De Jong would “set the entire world alight” at Previous Trafford, and urged United to take into consideration a couple of “statement” signings.
“He’s a big name but I never believe he is a single that is heading to established the world alight at United and actually come in and seize it by the scruff of the neck,” Sheringham reported.
“If they’d have gone out and damaged the bank for Declan Rice or Harry Kane – I know West Ham and Spurs enthusiasts are heading to castigate me yet again for stating this form of point – but that is what you have got to do to make a assertion.
“Ten Hag has received a person hell of a occupation on his fingers to modify the vibe of the dressing area all-around but signings like that would modify the complete ethos of the place Person United are likely.
“The signings that they’ve designed are all right at best… and that is how enthusiasts will see it as nicely.”