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Friday’s transfer rumors – Chelsea plot to hijack Man Utd move for €80m Barcelona star

Frenkie de Jong
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The latest transfer rumors from around the footballing world, including Premier League, La Liga, Serie A, Bundesliga, Ligue 1, and much more.

Chelsea plot to hijack Man Utd move for €80m Barcelona star

The Blues are interested in rivaling Manchester United for the transfer of Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

Chelsea hope to reinforce their midfield for the upcoming season. They’re in direct talks with Barcelona over Marcos Alonso and Cesar Azpilicueta. A swap deal involving the defenders and De Jong is possible. At the moment, Barca want a guaranteed fee of €80 million for the 25-year-old Dutchman.

Chelsea have also enquired about Memphis Depay and have held an interest in Sergino Dest in the past. [Diario Sport – in Spanish]

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Man Utd to consider offers for Ronaldo

Manchester United are willing to consider transfer offers for Cristiano Ronaldo this summer.

The 37-year-old forward wants to leave Old Trafford to join a Champions League club. Chelsea, Bayern Munich, and Napoli have all met with his agent Jorge Mendes. [Sky Sports]

Lenglet is close to joining Tottenham

Tottenham are close to signing Barcelona defender Clement Lenglet on a season-long loan deal. The agreement does not include a purchase option.

Read the full story here on Ace Football.

Barcelona agree personal terms with Alonso & Azpilicueta

Osimhen might replace Lukaku at Chelsea

Victor Osimhen is on Chelsea’s shortlist of potential Romelu Lukaku replacements.

The Blues could use Napoli’s interest in Armando Broja in an attempt to lure the Nigeria international to London in a swap deal. They have also contacted the representatives of Robert Lewandowski. [talkSPORT]