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Harry Redknapp says he knows full well Frenkie de Jong wants Chelsea transfer as Barcelona star rejects Man Utd offer

FORMER Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has claimed Frenkie de Jong would rather join Chelsea than Manchester United this summer.

The Red Devils have been eyeing a deal for 25-year-old De Jong since the transfer window opened in June.

Chelsea are pushing to sign De Jong

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Chelsea are pushing to sign De JongPhoto credit: Getty
Redknapp claims the Dutchman would be open to a move to Stamford Bridge

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Redknapp claims the Dutchman would be open to a move to Stamford BridgePhoto credit: Getty

Despite already having a £72million deal with Barcelona, ​​United officials have been unable to lure him to Old Trafford.

The Dutchman has made it clear he wants to stay at the Nou Camp next season but Redknapp believes he could be persuaded to join Chelsea if The Blues make a suitable offer.

When speaking to The BylineThe former manager said: “Now it looks like De Jong is going to Chelsea. I know he wants to go to Chelsea.

“Man United won’t get him. I heard that from someone way, way, way up at Man United, he’s reconciled [his mind]He really wants to go to Chelsea.

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“So if he goes to Chelsea and Man United don’t get him I don’t know where they’re going and obviously if Chelsea get him he’s going to be a fantastic signing for them.”

The Blues have reportedly offered Barcelona a £59million swap deal and Marcos Alonso for De Jong.

The La Liga giants have been pushing to sign Alonso for months so club bosses may be tempted to accept the offer.

Chelsea have already strengthened their squad in several areas this summer, including at full-back.

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Marc Cucurella was announced on Friday as the club’s latest signing.

He signed a six-year deal to complete a £62m transfer from Brighton.

Thomas Tuchel and Todd Boehly are now looking to sign Wesley Fofana from Leicester City.

Fofana is said to be open to the prospect of a move but the Foxes are unwilling to let him go unless an offer of at least £85million is presented.

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