Club chief issues statement as Chelsea prepare to ‘do big’ for midfielder

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Barcelona president Joan Laporta has provided more updates on the club’s stance on Frenkie de Jong’s situation amid reported interest from Chelsea.

Following Saturday’s win over Everton, Blues manager Thomas Tuchel has revealed his plans to bring in more players this summer.

He argued that it was not just about quality, but also about ‘new minds’ that new signings could bring to the team.

Although a new midfielder doesn’t appear to be a priority for Chelsea at the moment, they are working on a potential deal for De Jong, according to Fabrizio Romano.

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“Chelsea have been in contact with the player and the Barcelona teams and are ready to do great for Frenkie de Jong,” said the Italian transfer expert. Youtube channel Saturday.

“But they want to wait for the green light from Frenkie’s side [before submitting] an official proposal.

“Otherwise, they wouldn’t submit a proposal.

“Chelsea know they can reach an agreement with Barcelona.”

Laporta makes claim to De Jong amid reported Chelsea interest

Chelsea aren’t the only club interested in the Dutch international, with Manchester United ‘desperate’ to sign the midfielder.

However, it’s still unclear if there’s a run in the first place as Barcelona president Laporta has clarified the club’s stance on De Jong’s situation.

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“He’s a Barcelona player, and we don’t want to sell him,” the Blaugrana chief told TV3 (via Voetbal International) when asked about De Jong.

“There have been offers for him, but we want him to stay, and Frenkie himself would like to stay.”

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