Chelsea have been linked with a move for Frenkie de Jong, who has agreed to leave Barcelona. The Netherlands international has agreed to join the Premier League club, which could alleviate financial problems at Barcelona. Frenkie de Jong still owes PS17m in deferred wages to the Spanish giants. Manchester United and Chelsea are both interested in signing the midfielder, but their respective offers are significantly less.
The Premier League is buzzing with speculation about the transfer of Timo Werner, Cristiano Ronaldo and Frenkie de Jong. A recent report suggests that the Belgian star is preferred by Chelsea over Manchester United. While Man United have been trying to sign the Dutchman in the past, the club are reluctant to part with him at this time because of a financial row. The 25-year-old is valued at PS 17 million and Barcelona are reluctant to let him go for less.
The new Premier League season is fast approaching and it is unclear whether Manchester United will sell Cristiano Ronaldo this summer. However, reports in the Spanish press suggest that the club are in talks with Barcelona over the sale of the forward. According to Sky Sports, the club is confident that a deal can be struck, but it is also important to note that United are still in the race to sign Frenkie de Jong. In the coming days, Erik ten Hag will sit down with the Portugal international and discuss the possibility of including him in the club’s pre-season.
Juventus have also been linked with Werner, but have yet to make an official offer. If they fail to sign Alvaro Morata, they could move for the Belgian in a deal involving RB Leipzig, Juventus and Sevilla. Tottenham’s Japhet Tanganga has also revealed that he is keen to join Juventus.
Manchester United are interested in a number of players and have been linked with the Belgian midfielder. However, reports suggest that the Real Madrid superstar has been ruled out of the race after Chelsea turned down his offer. However, there is more good news for Manchester United. Earlier this summer, it was reported that the club were interested in signing Tottenham’s Japhet Tanganga, who is desperate to sign for Milan.
According to reports, Juventus are also keen on the Germany international. According to reports, Newcastle have already held talks with his representatives and are ready to make a bid for the 58-cap Germany international. Apparently, PSG want to pay more than PS25million for the defender. Newcastle have reportedly already made contact with Draxler’s representatives in order to get an idea of the transfer fee.
In the meantime, Manchester United have been linked with a number of players, including Antony from Ajax. But the Dutch side are reluctant to sell him and the transfer fee for him is believed to be more than PS65m. However, Manchester United have welcomed the signing of Christian Eriksen. The transfer of Ajax’s French midfielder has been thwarted by AC Milan’s pursuit of Charles de Ketelaere, a striker at Club Brugge. The two clubs have met early this morning to discuss transfer fees, but have not reached an agreement.
Chelsea’s move for Sevilla defender Jules Kounde could fall apart as the Catalans look to sign one of Italy’s best defenders. While it’s not yet clear if this deal will go through, it’s believed to cost around PS30m. Despite this, the club have been linked with other European players. For example, defender Gianluca Scamacca is a transfer target for Juventus.
Several rumours have circulated regarding Ronaldo’s future this week. After the club failed to agree a deal with Sevilla, Barcelona has re-opened talks with the Spanish club. Chelsea were previously in pole position to sign Kounde but have since stepped down in favour of Barcelona. Meanwhile, West Ham are reportedly close to signing defender Gianluca Scamacca for EUR36m.
The news that Manchester United are looking to sign Ronaldo comes as no surprise, considering Ronaldo has met with Erik ten Hag at the Carrington training ground. However, the club’s interest in signing Nicolo Zaniolo remains. However, Chelsea are still a contender for Frenkie de Jong and may miss out on the Belgian defender.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo has arrived at the Carrington training ground and has reportedly handed in a transfer request. Despite his interest in leaving, United have reportedly been trying to convince him to agree to a pay cut in exchange for his services. Moreover, the rumours that Frenkie de Jong and Cristiano Ronaldo are linked with Manchester United have taken a new twist.
According to reports, Chelsea have turned their attention to the transfer of Inter Milan winger Denzel Dumfries, but have already failed to sign the Sevilla defender. The Blues have been in the hunt for Kounde, but failed to match Sevilla’s asking price. Inter, meanwhile, are keen to offload an important asset, and are now prepared to cash in on the situation.
Chelsea are understood to be in talks to sign two key Inter Milan players, and have already dealt with Inter during the current transfer window with the agreement of Romelu Lukaku’s loan move. With this, the Blues would need to find another centre-back, or a right-sided defender to complement the talisman. Inter had previously been in talks with Chelsea for Sevilla wing-back Jules Kounde, but are now preparing to sell him to Barcelona, a move which would give them the money they need to spend on other defenders.
The transfer market is a competitive one, but Manchester United are keeping their cool. Sky Sports report that United’s hierarchy in Barcelona are keen to sign Frenkie de Jong, but the Spanish club are unlikely to match the deal. Chelsea will be able to raise funds by selling unwanted players, including Denzel Dumfries, so a deal could be reached soon.
According to a recent report, Paris Saint-Germain are close to completing two important transfers in the next week. Nordi Mukiele has agreed personal terms with the club and is expected to join the club before the end of the transfer window. Meanwhile, the French giants are in advanced talks to sign Lille defender Renato Sanches, but the negotiations are moving too slowly, which is a major concern for PSG sporting director Luis Campos. The club wants to get players back in time for preseason training.
Among the players linked with the French champions are Nordi Mukiele and Cristiano Ronaldo. Mukiele has made impressive progress at RB Leipzig and is now a versatile defender who can play right-back and centrally. According to the latest transfer rumours, Presnel Kimpembe, who won his only France cap in September 2020, is set for a move to the French giants.
According to Marca Journalist Alberto Rubio and Barca journalist Gerard Romero, Chelsea are keen on signing de Jong and he is not a bad option for Manchester United. Both clubs have agreed on a transfer fee, but the club are reluctant to sell Frenkie de Jong as they need money to balance their finances.
PSG’s Nordi Mukiele
Paris Saint-Germain have completed the signing of Leipzig defender Nordi Mukiele on a five-year deal. The German international spent four years at RB Leipzig after joining the club from Montpellier. In that time, he scored ten goals and made eleven assists in 156 appearances. In addition, he won the German Cup with Leipzig in May. Nordi Mukiele becomes PSG’s third summer signing.
According to reports, Luis Campos had hoped to complete the signings of Mukiele and Renato Sanches before the club returned to the Camp des Loges on Wednesday. Christophe Galtier also said that he expected to make five signings during the current window. The French club have been interested in the young defender since before Luis Campos was appointed sporting director. In addition to his defensive ability, Mukiele is a versatile player who can play in a number of positions.