Chelsea have made a recent transfer to signal Frenkie de Jong (AFP through Getty)
Barcelona stay eager on offloading De Jong earlier than the summer time switch window closes to be able to enhance their funds.
The Spanish membership desperately have to trim their wage invoice after being informed by La Liga that they’re presently unable to register their new summer time 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 desires to stay at Barcelona for an additional season.
Manchester United have been pushing to signal De Jong all summer time however regardless of agreeing an €85 million (£71.7m) take care of Barcelona, the Netherlands worldwide doesn’t seem eager on a change to Outdated Trafford.
It’s understood that De Jong would favor a transfer to Chelsea as they’re able to supply Champions League soccer and in keeping with Sport, Thomas Tuchel’s facet 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 achieve an settlement with De Jong.
Ought to De Jong snub a change to Stamford Bridge, Chelsea are mentioned to be prepared to promote Alonso in a separate deal price beneath €10m (£8.4m).
Talking final week, Barcelona president Joan Laporta made it clear that De Jong would want to simply accept a wage lower to be able to keep at Camp Nou.
‘He desires to remain and we would like him to remain. That’s an important,’ Laporta mentioned.
‘What is evident is that we now have a brand new wage scale and all of the gamers have to suit into it. We try to make these gamers perceive the truth of the membership.
‘We discover ourselves with a wage mass triggered by greater than 40 per cent. All of us should make an effort.
‘We’re going to do every part doable to make him keep and we hope that the participant can even do every part doable to remain.’
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