Chelsea report: Blues offer swaps in bid to hijack deal for Manchester United target

Chelsea are in talks to hijack Manchester United’s move for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, say reports, and the Blues could send two players in the other direction to convince the Spaniards.

United have been in talks over a deal for the Netherlands international for weeks, but Barcelona president Joan Laporta has insisted that they “don’t want to sell”. (opens in new tab)

A report in Spanish outlet Sport (opens in new tab)has now claimed that Chelsea could pinch De Jong from under their Premier League rivals’ noses.

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Chelsea have made their interest clear to Barca and could include Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta, two players who are wanted by the La Liga giants, as part of their offer.

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