Manchester United and Chelsea targetManchester United and Chelsea target Frenkie De Jong caught taking flight to London ahead of Transfer Deadline Day.
With only a few days remaining in the transfer window, Frenkie de Jong was seen boarding a plane for London while being pursued by Manchester United, Chelsea, and Liverpool. The footage below shows De Jong boarding his airplane.
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De Jong’s probable departure from Barcelona has been on the table for a very long time; back in May, United was originally mentioned as a destination.
De Jong has never really shown much interest in leaving his current club, so the will they/won’t they situation between the two parties hasn’t exactly been a Ross and Rachel type affair.
There isn’t much time left to convince the Dutchman to change his mind, despite United’s desire to sign him and Barca’s want to let him leave in order to avoid paying the £17 million they owe him and reduce their players’ salaries.
Not just Erik ten Hag’s team has been connected with the former Ajax star; Chelsea has also shown interest for a number of weeks.
Following his team’s defeat by United, Jurgen Klopp said he made a mistake with his transfer policy and decided not to sign a midfielder. Liverpool have also been named this week.
With only a few days left in the transfer window, De Jong taking a journey to London will undoubtedly draw the attention of Premier League supporters.
Given that United’s offices and Chelsea’s headquarters are both in the capital, he might be in contact with any of the three clubs there.
The 25-year-trip old’s is a part of a four-day vacation that his current team has granted him, but it isn’t necessarily related to transfer negotiations.
It’s not Ten Hag, but rather Donny van de Beek who the 25-year-old is meeting up with in the UK, according to sources.
The United midfielder, who is still not receiving the opportunities anticipated under the new United manager, is slated to get married this week, and Memphis Depay of Barcelona and De Jong have both been invited.
There might be some tapping in the near future because additional Old Trafford team members, including Ten Hag, might be present.
Martin Dubravka is anticipated to join on a loan from Newcastle United, and Antony’s transfer is still pending in the north west.
A swap deal involving Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Sergino Dest is rumored to be on the table, and they have also been connected with a potential transfer for yet another Barcelona player who was formerly of Ajax.