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Barcelona star and Chelsea target Frenkie De Jong has admitted that he has been told to sign for Liverpool.
Barcelona are said to have been scanning the market to replace Sergio Busquets in the middle of the park and have reportedly settled on Jorginho, who has played a crucial role for Chelsea since arriving from Napoli in the summer of 2018.
His future has been the subject of speculation – but it has been claimed in recent days that a pre-agreement has been reached with the Spaniards should the star fail to agree a contract at Stamford Bridge
And if you believe the latest reports from England – Frenkie De Jong is one player that they may be looking to try and sign
De Jong, meanwhile, is currently on international duty with the Netherlands, who are out in Qatar with their opening World Cup match against Senegal on Monday.
The 25-year-old took part in an open training session on Thursday and told the media: ‘A lot of people came and there was no time to have a personal conversation.
‘One guy told me I had to join Liverpool! We loved doing this, but now the focus goes to Senegal.’
Liverpool failed to sign a midfielder on a permanent basis last summer and had to settle for the loan capture of Arthur Melo – but are once again keen on a deal.
If De Jong stays put and tries to fight for his place in that Barca squad – it could ruin his career as they simply do not want him
But surely a move to Liverpool would not be a bad decision?
Bellingham claim made –
Liverpool icon Steven Gerrard has backed transfer target Jude Bellingham to become a superstar of the game
Ever since his move to Borussia Dortmund just a few seasons ago – Bellingham has devloped into classy midfielder and a man that Chelsea are keen to try and sign – if you believe all the reports.
It has been claimed that he will not come cheap though – as the likes of Liverpool will have to splash close to £130 million to try and get a deal done.
That will be money well spent if Gerrard’s opinion is anything to go by, with the former England midfielder a ‘massive fan’ of Bellingham and expecting him to be a ‘superstar’ over the next decade.
‘I think for the viewers watching this World Cup, there’s a massive opportunity to enjoy a massive pool of players from different countries,’ the Liverpool legend told Sky Sports.
‘I’ve competed against a lot of these players, your Messi’s and Ronaldo’s of this world. They’ll be the two big names with a lot of focus, but the tournament’s going to be littered with high class players.
‘I’ll be focusing my attention on England, I’m really excited to watch Jude Bellingham, I’m a massive fan of him.
“I think the next 10 or 15 years, he’s going to become an England superstar.
‘There’s a lot of Premier League players out at the World Cup and they’ll be hoping they’re on the right side of a successful tournament.’
Bellingham is developing so nicely at Dortmund – that many are hoping that he stays put as moving too early could ruin his career.
If Liverpool really want to sign the lad – they will and quite honestly – a move to London could suit him nicely
Liverpool told to sign Kante –
Brad Friedel has encouraged Liverpool to raid Chelsea to try and sign Frenchman Ngolo Kante
Now we all know that Kante is one of the best holding midfielders in the world and has been brilliant for Chelsea ever since you moved from Leicester City a few years ago.
His contract with the Blues runs out at the end of the season and there has been alot of speculation about his current situation at Stamford Bridge – and there has been a number of links with the likes of Paris Saint-Germain – Manchester United – Real Madrid Barcelona and even Arsenal
Chelsea do not want to lose him – that has been claimed in the media on many occasions and They have offered him a contract worth about £290,000 a week. But according to reports he had rejected the terms as the length of the contract is not what he desires, and he is currently considering his future at the club.
Now – Chelsea are ready to part ways with N’Golo Kante in January provided they get £18m as transfer fees, according to La Repubblica.
And Friedel has opened up and encouraged Liverpool to make a move to try and sign him from Chelsea
Friedel told Betway.: ‘I know deals for Frenkie de Jong and Jude Bellingham may be in talks, but if a player like N’Golo Kante comes along on a free then he’s going to have to play.
‘Kante is really good, there’s been some injury issues, sure, but he’s outstanding.
‘Klopp knows better than me but I think Kante will have a lot of interested clubs and he’d be an incredible signing for any of them, including Liverpool.
‘With regards to Bellingham, this kid has had such an incredible career in front of him and that will come down for the money.
“I’m so excited to see him at the World Cup.’
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