Manchester United transfer target would rather join Chelsea or one other club

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Manchester United may reportedly have been dealt a huge blow regarding their pursuit of Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, with the Dutchman more open to the idea of joining Chelsea or Bayern Munich.

The 25-year-old has been linked heavily with Man Utd for much of this summer, with the Red Devils yet to reach any kind of a breakthrough with the player.

According to Sport, it seems De Jong remains unconvinced by the prospect of a move to Old Trafford, but he’s open to the prospect of joining Chelsea or Bayern.

Fabrizio Romano has further details about the Blues’ interest in the former Ajax man in his exclusive CaughtOffside Substack column, and he stresses that they’ve not yet made a formal approach.

What next for Frenkie de Jong?

For the time being, United have agreed a deal with Barca for De Jong, according to Romano, but the player’s reluctance to move is holding things up. This could end up being a huge blow for Erik ten Hag, who would understandably relish the opportunity to work with his former player again.

It could be that this will present an opportunity to Chelsea, who might view De Jong as an ideal upgrade on Jorginho in the middle of the park.

The Italy international has just a year left on his CFC contract and may be more suited to a return to Serie A after a slightly mixed spell in the Premier League.

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  1. We need players that want to play for ManU. de Jong doesn’t, that’s obvious. Stop wasting time and go for a replacement before it’s too late!

  2. what is all this nonsense about? does it mean without de jong the coach cannot sign other players? can de jong alone play the game? he doesn’t want to play for man utd, leave him a lone. There are players that are more better than him . we need strikers and backup goal keeper. pls, sign Antony from Ajax for any cot. Time s running out. Thanks, Umade . o. Fidelis

  3. If Frankie doesn’t want to play for Manchester united, the the coach should look else where. There are other good players out there, James Madison of Leceister city is there, former Real Madrid and Everton play maker James Rodriguez is also there. But Man Utd should maker sure they land Antony from Ajax.

  4. if de jong is that great why are barca trying to sell him tell him to bugger of to chelsea or bayern

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