There is a little under a month left before the summer transfer window closes for good. Clubs still have the opportunity to make the most of this advantageous period by purchasing players. Both Barcelona and Chelsea have not yet finished assembling their separate squads, so there is still the possibility that there may be movement in the coming days.
The Catalans and Chelsea have been in conversation with one another for some time. Marcos Alonso, a left back, is attracting interest from Barcelona, while Frenkie de Jong, a midfielder, is attracting interest from Chelsea.
The price that Barca is willing to accept for De Jong’s transfer is 80 million euros. The issue is that remaining in the game is the player’s top priority. He is free to remain with the club if he is willing to take a pay reduction, as Barca has made it abundantly plain to him. In the event that this does not occur, he will be forced to decide between the offers from Chelsea and Manchester United, two clubs who have been knocking on his door.
The people from London are doing their best to convince the Dutchman that Stamford Bridge is the most viable choice for him. According to ‘Sport,’ Chelsea wants to negotiate a decrease in Barca’s asking price from 80 million euros to 70 million euros. The strategy calls for including Marcos Alonso in the transaction. That can be translated to mean that Chelsea has placed a price tag of 10 million Euros on the defender.
The resolution of this situation as quickly as feasible is a priority for both Barca and Chelsea. Because the upcoming season of La Liga is about to begin, the Spanish team has asked De Jong for an answer. Xavi wants to know if he will be able to count on De Jong for the 2022-2023 campaign.
Chelsea are aware that it will be challenging to secure a yes from De Jong in this situation. The player is reportedly conducting financial analysis to see whether or not he should accept a pay cut in order to continue playing for Barcelona. In the event that the terms are not acceptable to him, he may consider playing for Tuchel’s team instead.
Marcos Alonso is occupying his time by waiting in the meantime. As a result, he has requested from the club that he not be included in the team for the first match of the Premier League season against Everton. His focus is elsewhere at the moment.
According to rumors from ‘Sport,’ he does not currently have a complete agreement with the Catalans over his contract, which means that he has a lot of room for negotiation. It is very evident that Barcelona will exhaust all possibilities in order to sign him to a contract with the Camp Nou club.
If the deal to get De Jong does not go through, Barcelona will look into signing Alonso on his own. It’s possible that Xavi might end up with him for approximately 10 million dollars.