Chelsea "Closing In" On Signing Frenkie de Jong From Barcelona.

Chelsea is nearing a deal to sign Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona, and the Blues are prepared to meet the Spanish club's high asking price for the midfielder.

The Dutchman has been the topic of conversation throughout the summer window as credible reports of a potential transfer to the Premier League surfaced, with both Manchester United and Chelsea expressing interest in his services.

However, it appears that the Blues have outbid their league rivals for de Jong's services, as they plan to reach a deal with the midfielder in the upcoming days.

According to SPORT, The London club could offer more than the €80 million (£68.8 million) that Barça is seeking for the Dutch midfielder.

There has been significant movement in the negotiations for de Jong, and the Blues are in frequent communication with his agency in the hopes of reaching a quick agreement.

Although Manchester United wanted De Jong and the Premier League powerhouses reached a £63 million agreement with Barcelona last month, De Jong had little interest in joining a team that couldn't guarantee Champions League football.

The Catalan giants have been scrambling in recent weeks to reach a deal on the £17 million in deferred salary that he is owed.

They informed De Jong that they wanted to cancel his current contract and reinstate the one he signed when he first joined the club in 2019, claiming that his most recent contract, which was given to him by the club's previous board, entails "criminality."

Barcelona believes that selling De Jong will alleviate their current financial problems, which prevent them from making fresh acquisitions.

They also think that without him, they'll be able to approach Manchester City about acquiring Bernardo Silva.

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