Chelsea sign Pierre Emerick Aubameyang and Frenkie De Jong on loan.
Latest de Jong and Aubameyang hint
Chelsea have been offered another update on their chase of
Frenkie de Jong and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The Blues would like to bring both players to Stamford Bridge
this summer but financial troubles at Barcelona have made
proceedings complicated and now de Jong has dropped his
own small hint that a move might not be possible.
As for Aubameyang, Thomas Tuchel spoke about the player
during his pre-match press conference ahead of a key match
against Tottenham this weekend.
Chelsea’s summer long fling with Frenkie de Jong has
continued as the player and his agent give Thomas Tuchel
plenty to think about heading into the final two-and-a-half
weeks of the transfer window.
The Blues have remained interested in the Dutch
international throughout a turbulent window for the player in
which he initially looked set to join Manchester United before
the full-scale of Barcelona’s financial issues were disclosed,
with threats of legal action being taken. This hasn’t perturbed
Chelsea and they are still waiting to find out what the
resolution between Barcelona and De Jong will be , knowing
that a bid could be made to bring the player to London.
De Jong is currently trying to be persuaded to take a pay cut
of up to 50% by the Spanish club, according to reports, and
is also waiting on the outcome of what will happen with the
wages he agreed to defer during the pandemic, which total
around £17million currently.
Tuchel’s midfield is already in a precarious position, with the
futures of both N’Golo Kante and Jorginho both looking
connected to the outcome of the De Jong saga, and with
Mateo Kovacic out injured for the London derby against
Spurs, it raises questions as to how stable the club’s midfield
And now, despite the belief that De Jong would still prefer to
stay in Spain if possible, the Barcelona man and his agent
have made another hint for Chelsea, indicating his transfer
On Instagram, De Jong posted an image of himself training,
including the strong arm emoji – so far so good, nothing too
abnormal. His agent has then raised speculation that this
could be a cryptic message, replying with a flame emoji and
a red love heart.
Now, although this could be a harmless bit of communication
between the two, some have taken it to read that De Jong is
truly happy at Barcelona despite the turmoil over his contract,
and the likelihood is he wants to return to the pitch sooner
rather than later to prove his dedication to Xavi’s side.