Frenkie de Jong (25 years old) is the great hot potato of the management of the joint project of Xavi Hernández (coach) and Joan Laporta (president) in the FC Barcelona. As is well known, the Catalan team needs to lighten its wage bill for the registration of its summer signings.
All this, moreover, without neglecting the more than probable activation of another of its economic levers. As for Frenkie, he Man Utd he was running as the top favorite due to the presence of Erik ten Hag on his bench. However, the Red Devils have been condemned by their absence from the Champions League.
A management that is simmering
Thus, it seems that the Dutchman will only listen to a proposal from Bayern Munich or Chelsea. according to account The Athleticthe Blues They are going to make a move for the former Ajax player in Amsterdam. De Jong is not a priority for the London team, but Thomas Tuchel (manager) and Todd Boehly (owner) do not take their eyes off their dilemma in the Barcelona.
The midfielder’s bond with the culés expires in 2026, so from Stamford Bridge They are prepared to design a strategy for the international with the Netherlands. All this, of course, with the possible outcome of seeing Frenkie de Jong wearing the Chelsea elastic. How will this chess game be resolved? The negotiation, for now, has only just begun.