Chelsea are reportedly looking to poach Frenkie de Jong from under Manchester United’s noses in a £70m summer swoop from Barcelona.
The Blues are said to be keen on the Dutch midfielder, who has been linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent weeks.
According to reports, Chelsea are ready to make a move for the 22-year-old, who has been a key player for Barcelona since joining from Ajax in 2019.
The Blues are said to be willing to pay up to £70m for the midfielder, who has been a regular starter for the Catalan giants this season.
De Jong has been a key part of Barcelona’s midfield this season, making 28 appearances in all competitions and scoring two goals.
The Dutchman has also been impressive in the Champions League, helping Barcelona reach the quarter-finals of the competition.
Chelsea are said to be keen to add the midfielder to their squad, as they look to build a team capable of challenging for the Premier League title next season.
The Blues have already signed Hakim Ziyech from Ajax and Timo Werner from RB Leipzig, and are now looking to add De Jong to their ranks.
It remains to be seen if Manchester United will make a move for the Dutchman, but it appears that Chelsea are ready to pounce if they do not.
De Jong is a highly-rated midfielder, and his addition to the Chelsea squad would be a major boost for the club.
The Blues are looking to build a team capable of challenging for the Premier League title next season, and the signing of De Jong would be a major step in the right direction.