Chelsea on the brink of signing Frenkie De Jong from Barcelona.
Frenkie de Jong could join Chelsea before the summer
transfer window shuts down. The London giants are on
the verge of closing the agreement with Barcelona for the
midfielder, with the package likely to be worth nearly
The Netherlands international is one of the best
midfielders in the world and has been a reliable performer
for Barca since arriving from Ajax in a big-money deal
nearly three years ago. But the Blaugrana need to register
their new additions this summer, and lowering the wage
bill is paramount to them achieving that objective.
De Jong is thus on the Catalan giants’ transfer list,
although he does not want to depart from Barcelona.
Frenkie is also adamant about receiving the wages he
agreed to defer a couple of years ago, and the situation
has become murkier by the day.
And the uncertainty surrounding the 25-year-old
midfielder’s Barcelona future has captured the attention of
the Blues. The London giants did not necessarily want to
sign a midfielder this summer following Conor Gallagher’s
return from his loan stint with Crystal Palace.
But Kante and Jorginho face uncertain futures at Chelsea
after entering the final year of their respective deals with
the Blues. Jorginho, in particular, could leave the Blues
amid links with Juventus. Barcelona and Chelsea are on
the verge of closing an agreement worth around €80m for
the Dutchman in the coming days.