The Catalans are inching closer to selling the Dutch midfielder
Frenkie de Jong is one of the big names on the transfer market. The Dutchman is an asset Barcelona have and they are waiting for final bids to arrive from Chelsea and Manchester United for the Dutch star.
The Catalans want to sell him for over 80 million euros but the deal will also depend on the player’s decision.
Chelsea met with Barcelona on Thursday night to check if his signing was possible and will make an offer in the hours to come. United, who have been pushing for weeks, will improve their offer and make their final bid.
Decisive hours are coming for Frenkie’s future. Talks with Chelsea happened while they were also negotiating for Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso, who are Barcelona targets. The London club, under Tuchel’s will, also introduced the idea of a deal for the Dutchman and the clubs met to discuss a possible deal. In United’s case it would be a simple deal, money for the player - something Barcelona are interested in.
What is clear is that Barcelona will only open the door to De Jong leaving if the value of the deal is 80 million or more. Despite what they have said publicly, they are willing to sell him.
Chelsea are in the Champions League and have a more attractive project for De Jong, even though he has been speaking with United for a while and Ten Hag is there.
Barcelona want the deal done quickly and have told Chelsea and United that.