Chelsea and Manchester United keeping tabs on De Jong-Barça crisis

Chelsea and Manchester United keeping tabs on De Jong-Barça crisis

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The midfielder is happy at Camp Nou but singled out the board for criticism this weekend

Frenkie de Jong is back in the spotlight after making some statements in which he has expressed his discomfort at how Barcelona managed his situation in the summer.

The Dutchman hinted that the Blaugrana wanted to sell him, which has drawn a denial from Joan Laporta's adviser Enric Masip in Catalonia.

In England, Chelsea and Manchester United are still very interested in the footballer and attentive to see how his future evolves because, despite the fact that he wants to continue at Camp Nou, they are willing to bid for him if there is an opportunity.

De Jong already seemed happy at Barça, where he has become a starter again after playing fewer minutes than usual at the start of the campaign.

But the Dutch international wanted to publicly explain his feelings by making it known that he has no relationship with the board.

At Barça, there is calm because they have De Jong tied down for the future, but it is also true that it would be very helpful if he agreed to lower his salary, which remains very high after the deferrals made during the pandemic.

Chelsea and United have told De Jong's camp that they are still very interested in him. Chelsea are going to change almost the entire midfield next season and they want him no matter what, although Frenkie has made it clear that he only plans to continue at Barça.

It will be necessary to see if these last statements change anything, although the club wants to keep him -- unless an astronomical and irresistible offer arrives, something that did not happen last summer.

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