Chelsea are able to signal Frenkie de Jong and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang if Barcelona enable each gamers to depart this month.
Manchester United agreed a £72m payment to signal De Jong final month however he’s owed £17m in deferred wages and won’t agree to depart till he’s paid. Barcelona need him to remain however provided that he agrees to take a major pay lower and settle for a £6m settlement for his deferred wages.
Chelsea are keen to match United’s £72m supply and in contrast to United, they will supply De Jong Champions League soccer.
Aubameyang moved to Barcelona on a free switch from Arsenal in January. He has three years left on his contract. Though Thomas Tuchel has been reluctant to speak about Aubameyang in public he’s eager to work once more with a participant who scored 79 objectives for him in two seasons at Borussia Dortmund.
Tuchel’s precedence is to signal a centre-back and a ahead this month and Chelsea are more and more assured that they will agree a deal to signal Leicester defender Wesley Fofana and are getting ready a 3rd supply. Leicester don’t wish to promote Fofana however they might discover it troublesome to show down a proposal near £80m.
In the meantime Inter Milan are asking Chelsea to pay £12m for 19-year-old midfielder Cesare Casadei – despite the fact that he has not but performed for his or her first group.
Chelsea have a twin-track strategy of shopping for gamers for now and the longer term this summer time. Final week they signed 18-year-old midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa in a £20m deal. They’ve additionally signed 18-year-old goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina from Chicago Fireplace and 18-year-old winger Omari Hutchinson from Arsenal.
Man United work on all midfield choices
Manchester United, in the meantime, have continued to work on all midfield choices as a deal for De Jong has been a sophisticated one to do.
United haven’t given up on de Jong and there may be nonetheless a perception there’s a deal to be finished. Central midfield has been a precedence place all summer time for United, who’ve a broad settlement in precept for the signing of Juventus midfielder Adrien Rabiot. Signing each Rabio and De Jong has not been dominated out.