Frenkie de Jong wants to complete Chelsea transfer
Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong has given the go-ahead to join Chelsea during the final weeks of the transfer window.
The Netherlands star has been the subject of interest from Manchester United in recent weeks, but he has no plans of joining them.
The Dutchman wants to play Champions League football and win trophies, and he is said to be open to joining the Blues.
Barcelona still need to repay his deferred wages of around €20m, but they are optimistic of reaching a compromise over the same.
Chelsea's need for a new midfielder could be fastened following a hamstring injury sustained by N'Golo Kante earlier today.
The Blues are already missing Mateo Kovacic with a knee problem, and this could urge them to land De Jong at the earliest.
Aside from a new midfielder, the Blues are eyeing a new striker as Kai Havertz has struggled to find the net consistently.
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been earmarked as the top target.