Chelsea enter race for Frenkie de Jong with Thomas Tuchel confident midfielder will reject Manchester United move
Posted by  badge Boss on Jul 07
Chelsea have reportedly entered the race for de Jong (Picture: Getty)

is confident Frenkie de Jong can be convinced to reject this summer and join .

United remain in negotiations with to sign de Jong with Erik ten Hag making him his top summer transfer target ahead of the new season.

While a fee of £56.2million has been broadly agreed, the move is being held up as the two clubs try to resolve

While Barcelona president Joan Laporta has publicly stated de Jong is not for sale, the club are listening to offers with reports in Spain now claiming Chelsea have now entered the race for the Netherlands international.

Barcelona are interested in signing two Chelsea stars in Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso with claiming the Blues will offer both players plus €60million (£51m) for de Jong.

Ten Hag hoping his relationship with de Jong can seal the deal (Picture: Getty)

Ten Hag is hopeful his relationship with de Jong will persuade the midfielder to head to Manchester having enjoyed success together at Ajax.

But the report claims Tuchel has already been in contract with de Jong’s representatives and is confident the prospect of Champions League football and living in London can lure him to Stamford Bridge.

Alonso has one year left on his current deal at Chelsea and has hinted he would be open to a return to Spain this summer.

Blues captain Azpilicueta has been on Barcelona’s radar for most of the year.

Chelsea are also trying to sign another Dutch star in Matthijs de Ligt, who starred alongside de Jong under ten Hag at Ajax before joining Juventus in 2019.

The centre-half is reportedly the club’s top defensive target with Bayern Munich also in the race for his signature.

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