Chelsea suffer blow in Frenkie de Jong transfer chase as Bayern Munich ‘make contact’ with Barcelona star’s agent

Chelsea suffer blow in Frenkie de Jong transfer chase as Bayern Munich ‘make contact’ with Barcelona star’s agent


CHELSEA face a fight for Barcelonas Frenkie de Jong after Bayern Munich opened transfer talks with the star.

A report stated last week that the Blues had submitted a 33million offer to the Catalan giants for the creative Dutchman.

Bayern Munich have joined the chase for Barcelonas Frenkie de Jong

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Bayern Munich have joined the chase for Barcelonas Frenkie de JongCredit: Getty

But Chelseas bid rejected by the LaLiga giants with Barcelona wanting a higher fee of around 50m to sell the 24-year-old this month.

Now Marca claims that Bayern Munich have already been in contact with De Jongs agents over a move to Germany.

The Bundesliga outfit see the ace as a player who would fit in perfectly at the Allianz Arena and view him as a long-term option for their midfield.

It states they are expecting to make a move for him this week and that they will return with another offer to Barcelona in the summer if the move fails to happen over the coming days.

The 38-capped Netherlands international is also believed to be interesting several other clubs.

Manchester United have also been linked with a move for the him as a replacement for Paul Pogba.

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And Pep Guardiola could entice De Jong to the Etihad, with Manchester City one of the few clubs who would be able to comfortably afford the transfer fee.

The former Ajax man joined Barcelona in the summer of 2019 after agreeing a fee of 65m in the January window.

He has featured 110 times for them, scoring 10 goals in the process.

But Barca are keen to raise funds by selling players as they remain in a serious financial crisis.

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