Chelsea & Man Utd will attempt to sign de Jong in winter
Two top Premier League clubs are still planning to sign the Dutch star from Barcelona.
Despite Frenkie de Jong being ruled out of the summer transfer window as the window closes, rumors of a move for him in the winter window are rife.
Fabrizio Romano claimed that Manchester United and Chelsea are monitoring the conditions of the Dutch midfielder for the winter. Barcelona, who wanted to revolutionize their squad, had a plan to reduce part of the salary by selling de Jong in the summer. Manchester United and Chelsea were interested in recruiting the Dutch star and also met with Barca directors, but de Jong's insistence on staying in Barcelona made the club think of other ways to get out of the financial crisis.
Romano claimed that Chelsea and United still insist on recruiting the Dutch star. He told Cought Offside:
“So far the situation is totally quiet. Frenkie wanted to stay at Barca and therefore there are no immediate updates.”
“Certainly Man United and Chelsea will monitor the situation but they know that De Jong only wanted Barca with great clarity all summer. It will take months before we understand the next developments.”
“He’s happy with life in Barcelona, his girlfriend is happy there. He made it clear he wanted to stay.
“United were just hoping that Frenkie would change his mind. Sometimes to sign top players you need to be patient, to wait and see if Frenkie was going to change his mind. But it never happened, and this is why they decided to invest big money on Casemiro.”
The recruitment of Casemiro may be influential in United's decision for this transfer, but Chelsea needs to strengthen its midfield and will certainly go to Barca with offers in the winter.
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