Chelsea have made a contemporary transfer to signal Frenkie de Jong (AFP by way of Getty)
Barcelona stay eager on offloading De Jong earlier than the summer season switch window closes as a way to enhance their funds.
The Spanish membership desperately must trim their wage invoice after being instructed by La Liga that they’re at the moment unable to register their new summer season signings, together with Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie.
De Jong, in the meantime, has stood agency and has made it clear that he needs to stay at Barcelona for an additional season.
Manchester United have been pushing to signal De Jong all summer season however regardless of agreeing an €85 million (£71.7m) take care of Barcelona, the Netherlands worldwide doesn’t seem eager on a swap to Outdated Trafford.
It’s understood that De Jong would like a transfer to Chelsea as they can provide Champions League soccer and in accordance with Sport, Thomas Tuchel’s aspect have now submitted a bid of €70m (£59m) plus Alonso for the midfielder.
Frenkie de Jong is intent on staying at Barcelona this season (Getty)
The report claims that Chelsea are ‘satisfied’ that Barcelona will settle for their proposal however they nonetheless want to succeed in an settlement with De Jong.
Ought to De Jong snub a swap to Stamford Bridge, Chelsea are stated to be keen to promote Alonso in a separate deal price underneath €10m (£8.4m).
Talking final week, Barcelona president Joan Laporta made it clear that De Jong would wish to simply accept a wage reduce as a way to keep at Camp Nou.
‘He needs to remain and we wish him to remain. That’s crucial,’ Laporta stated.
‘What is evident is that we’ve got a brand new wage scale and all of the gamers have to suit into it. We are attempting to make these gamers perceive the fact of the membership.
‘We discover ourselves with a wage mass triggered by greater than 40 per cent. All of us must make an effort.
‘We’re going to do all the things doable to make him keep and we hope that the participant may even do all the things doable to remain.’
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