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Transfer Talk: PSG join Premier League duo in De Jong race
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Matthew Hill
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Frenkie de Jong is being chased by three European giants
Frenkie de Jong is being chased by three European giants

Paris Saint-Germain will battle Manchester United and Chelsea for Barcelona ace Frenkie de Jong.

Midfielder De Jong, 26, joined Barca from Ajax in 2019 and has made 207 appearances across all competitions since heading to Catalonia.

However, rumours of an exit have gathered pace in recent weeks with the cash-strapped Blaugrana supposedly open to offers of around £85million.

United and Chelsea are known admirers of the Netherlands international, though Spanish outlet Sport say they will face competition from the French champions in any bidding war.

PSG are expected to be active in the summer transfer market with talisman Kylian Mbappe set to join Real Madrid.

Getting Mbappe off the wage bill would free up significant funds for Les Parisiens — though the report suggests they currently value De Jong at closer to £68.5m.

Given his contract still has two years to run, Barca are in a position of power but their very public financial woes do weaken their hand somewhat in negotiations.

Erik ten Hag worked with De Jong previously at Ajax and is keen for the Red Devils to make a third bid for his signature, having failed with attempts in 2019 and 2022.

Meanwhile, Chelsea are set for another busy summer of incomings and outgoings as owner Todd Boehly looks to reshuffle his underperforming pack at Stamford Bridge.

In other news

Bayern Munich's 18-year-old starlet Mathys Tel is being courted by Manchester United, according to 90min.

Fichajes claim Arsenal are plotting a move for 28-year-old Aston Villa striker Ollie Watkins.

Sunderland striker Jack Clarke is in demand, with West Ham, Crystal Palace and Southampton all chasing the 23-year-old according to Football Insider.

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