Chelsea are interested in a deal with Barcelona for midfielder Frenkie de Jong and are willing to offer Marcos Alonso in a win-win situation for both clubs. The Blues have entered the race for the Dutch midfielder, who has been linked with Manchester United for nearly three months and hope to complete a deal for the player.
Barcelona have also been eager to offload players in an effort to escape their precarious financial situation and comply with La Liga’s registration regulations. However, they are still interested in left-back Marcos Alonso and have been in transfer talks for some time; the Blues’ offer might be helpful to them.
Barcelona added five players during the summer transfer window, but they are having trouble registering them in accordance with La Liga regulations because they are still in excess of the necessary spending cap. Due to this, selling De Jong is all but necessary.
However, despite spending the majority of the summer in negotiations with Manchester United and even agreeing on a price, the deal hasn’t been finalized. Due to the circumstances surrounding De Jong’s deferred wages, which he agreed to during the club’s financial difficulties as a result of the pandemic, he is still owed money.
Barcelona have been interested in Marcos Alonso even prior to Chelsea’s approach for Frenkie de Jong
Barcelona have been monitoring Alonso for the majority of the summer, and it is believed that personal terms have been reached, but they have not yet been able to reach a fee agreement with Chelsea.
Meanwhile, Chelsea has been keeping track of the De Jong situation and thinks the Dutchman would be interested in joining them because they can provide a stable environment in addition to Champions League football. The Blues and Barcelona have engaged in numerous transfer scuffles this summer, but they could be helpful here.
According to Sport, the Blues have offered the club €70 million plus Alonso to secure a deal for the player. Barcelona’s response to any potential offer is still unknown, but doing so would undoubtedly help them and increase the success of the transfer window.