Chelsea planning to launch an offer of around €80million for Manchester United transfer target

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Chelsea are keen on signing Manchester United transfer target Frenkie de Jong and are planning to launch an offer of around €80 million for the Barcelona midfielder, according to Fichajes via CaughtOffside.

Chelsea boss Graham Potter wants to bring in midfield reinforcements in the summer and the Dutch international midfielder would be a superb acquisition.

Chelsea reportedly see De Jong as a massive upgrade on Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Conor Gallagher. He is seen as the ideal midfield partner Enzo Fernandez.

The 25-year-old was heavily linked with a move to Manchester United last summer but the player insisted on staying at the Spanish club.

The Dutch international has been an important player for Xavi Hernandez this season and it remains to be seen whether Barcelona are prepared to cash in on him in the summer.