Frenkie de Jong departure from Barcelona seems to be drawing near even as Barcelona President, Joan Laporta has revealed that the player is not for sale according to Diario Sport.
Manchester United had been linked with the midfielder, but it seems the deal will be hijacked by their League rivals, Chelsea.
Barcelona are currently in conversation with Chelsea over the signings of Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso and their interest in De Jong came up. They’d like to include him as part of the deal to transfer the two full-backs. The operation would be €60m plus both Azpilicueta and Alonso. According to Football espana.
Chelsea seems to be the lucky side to capture the Dutchman as they can offer him Champions League football and the chance to live in London. Barcelona are pleased as Chelsea’s interest puts pressure on United to agree to the package they want for De Jong.