CHELSEA have reportedly offered Barcelona £59million plus Marcos Alonso in a bid to sign Frenkie de Jong.
The Blues are currently battling Manchester United for De Jong’s signature.
Chelsea are pushing to sign De Jong
United have already reached a £72m agreement with Barcelona for him, but the Dutchman does not want to make the switch.
And now, Chelsea are looking to hijack the deal.
According to Spanish outlet Sport, The Blues have proposed a swap deal including Alonso and £59m in an attempt to reach an agreement with the LaLiga giants.
If Barcelona choose to accept the offer, De Jong will have to make a decision on his future by next week.
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He has already expressed his desire to remain at the Nou Camp, but former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp claims that he could be convinced to join Chelsea.
Meanwhile, Barcelona have been pushing to sign Alonso for weeks, so the swap could prove to be ideal for both clubs.
The full-back reportedly bid farewell to his Chelsea teammates earlier this week in the hope that he will seal a move to Spain over the weekend.
This came just hours after The Blues announced the signing of Marc Cucurella from Brighton.
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Thomas Tuchel and Todd Boehly now have their sights set on other defensive targets as they look to complete a deal for Wesley Fofana.
The defender is said to be keen on the prospect of a move to Stamford Bridge, but Leicester are not willing to let him go.
The Foxes want at least £85m for his services – a sum of which Chelsea are reportedly willing to match.
By: Emillia Hawkins
Title: Chelsea ‘offer £59m plus Marcos Alonso’ for Frenkie de Jong in swap transfer with Barcelona keen to sell star
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/19435506/chelsea-marcos-alonso-frenkie-de-jong-transfer-barcelona/
Published Date: Sat, 06 Aug 2022 09:29:52 +0000