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Can De Jong Fit in Tuchel's side Chelsea?

According to the Spanish magazine, Barcelona anticipates making strides in its pursuit of Azpilicueta, 32, and Alonso, 31, among others.  

The possibility of a deal to acquire Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso from Chelsea for €25 million is increasing by the minute.

Barcelona would be unable to pay that amount given their debt and other commitments.

Manchester United actively pursued a deal to bring the Netherlands international to Old Trafford throughout the summer transfer window after agreeing to an €85 million (£71 million) transfer fee with Barcelona for De Jong.

De Jong has made it clear that he wants to stay at Barcelona and United has come close to signing him on a few occasions.

Chelsea might propose a trade with Barcelona worth £50 million for De Jong with the addition of Azpilicueta and Alonso. The Blues would acquire one of Europe's top central midfielders, and Barcelona would receive cash in addition to both players.

Despite constant rumours to the contrary, De Jong would be a fantastic addition to Thomas Tuchel's midfield options, which haven't improved.

De Jong is reluctant to stop competing in the Champions League after United failed to qualify by finishing sixth in their terrible 2021–2022 season. In addition, unlike the 20-time Premier Competition champions, Chelsea can offer the chance to continue playing in Europe's premier league.

De Jong's signing by Chelsea will force other players to resign. The ages of Jorginho and Kante create concerns about how long they will remain on the London squad. There must be more time for Ruben, Ethan, and Conor to show their abilities.

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