Manchester United have now reportedly ‘ruled out’ a shift for Frenkie de Jong, but the Barcelona star would take into consideration a ‘sensational offer’ from Chelsea.
The Pink Devils have been focusing on De Jong in the course of this summer time, with new manager Erik ten Hag pinpointing him as a key goal.
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Previously this 7 days, it was claimed that United and Barcelona experienced occur to a ‘full agreement’ about the transfer which would see United fork out an initial €75m plus €10m additional in incorporate-ons.
Barcelona advised De Jong a move to United would be ‘best for his career’ but the Dutchman is possessing none of it and has joined the Catalans on their preseason tour.
Experiences suggest United are eager to bide their time till the close of the window to get their gentleman, but Activity declare Ten Hag’s facet will now go on to other targets they’ve ‘already dominated out’ pursuing De Jong even more.
Chelsea have also been connected with a move for the 25-calendar year-previous this summer months, and the report claims they continue to be intrigued.
It’s reported De Jong would think about a go to Stamford Bridge if the the Blues designed a ‘sensational offer’ to sign him.
Previous United striker Teddy Sheringham does not feel De Jong would “set the entire world alight” at Old Trafford, and urged United to contemplate a pair of “statement” signings.
“He’s a large identify but I really don’t imagine he is a single that is going to set the planet alight at United and seriously come in and seize it by the scruff of the neck,” Sheringham reported.
“If they’d have absent out and damaged the financial institution for Declan Rice or Harry Kane – I know West Ham and Spurs admirers are likely to castigate me once more for stating this kind of issue – but that is what you have got to do to make a statement.
“Ten Hag has acquired a person hell of a career on his palms to adjust the vibe of the dressing area around but signings like that would transform the complete ethos of where by Gentleman United are likely.
“The signings that they’ve produced are all right at best… and that is how followers will see it as perfectly.”