Chelsea has historically stolen Manchester United’s near moves to bring players to Old Trafford, according to records. Several players who have played at Stamford Bridge were expected to move to Old Trafford. There have recently been speculations that Chelsea is attempting to hijack a deal for Frankie De Jong from Barcelona to Manchester United, which should come as no surprise because it is not new to Chelsea FC.
Manchester United’s new coach is aiming to begin his career by rebuilding the squad at Old Trafford to reclaim the lost glory that Alex Ferguson left behind.
Erik ten Hag, the manager of United, has personally pushed for the signing of his former Ajax player, but the transaction has reportedly stuck, leading Chelsea to reportedly try to sabotage the transfer.
De Jong’s transfer to Barcelona has been delayed while the two clubs work to settle postponed wage payments owing to the Dutchman, which are estimated to be worth £17 million. The Red Devils and Barcelona have generally agreed on a sum of £56.2 million for De Jong.
In addition, if De Jong is compelled to leave Camp Nou, he is unwilling to give up playing in the Champions League. Chelsea can provide that, unlike United. Therefore, will Erik ten Hag be left without his top target if Chelsea serves the Red Devils their latest chunk of transfer heartache?
While this would undoubtedly attract Boehly. These have given the Blues confidence that they could slip in and disrupt the trade.
In light of the numerous obstacles preventing De Jong’s transfer to Old Trafford, rumors claim that Chelsea is doing everything possible to demonstrate their continued interest in the player. Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso are potential targets for Barcelona, and they may decide to negotiate with the west London club rather than United.
Sportshebron now identifies a few players that United have just lost out on as a result of Chelsea’s last-minute hijacks.
- Didier Drogba (2004)
Transferred to Chelsea in 2004 from Marseille
Arjen Robben (2004)
From PSV Eindhoven in 2004
Eden Hazard (2012)
Moved to Chelsea in 2012 from Lille
Moved to Chelsea in 2015 from Barcelona