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Frenkie de Jong has tongues wagging while being filmed flying to London

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Frenkie de Jong has tongues wagging as he is filmed flying to London after being given a few days off – amid interest from Man United and Chelsea with just a few days left in the transfer window

  • The Dutchman was at the center of a transfer saga that dragged on
  • Barcelona were keen to sell the midfielder this summer to raise capital
  • Frenkie de Jong was reluctant to waive the deferred wages owed to him
  • Manchester United had chased the midfielder for much of the summer period

Frenkie de Jong was filmed arriving at Barcelona airport with only a few days left in the transfer window.

The Dutchman has been at the center of much speculation this summer, with Barcelona open to selling the midfielder to raise money to renew Xavi Hernandez’s squad amid serious financial difficulties for the club.

Manchester United have been chasing the midfielder for much of the summer, with Erik ten Hag, ex-boss of the former Ajax midfielder, remaining an admirer of the player from their days together in Amsterdam.

Frenkie de Jong was filmed on Monday morning on arrival at Barcelona airport by Spanish TV

Chelsea, on the hunt for a midfielder as Thomas Tuchel looks to rebuild his squad under new owners led by Todd Boehly, have also shown keen interest in the player this window.

Filmed with De Jong by Spanish football talk show late at night El Chiringuito arriving at the airport for a flight to London just days before the end of the window, there has been speculation that the midfielder could finally join a Premier League squad.

Say, however, that this is him flying to United to secure his transfer to United after a drawn-out summer saga has been shattered, with the club saying they will not sign him this summer.

The midfielder arrived with his girlfriend on departure, fueling speculation he could leave

The midfielder arrived with his girlfriend on departure, fueling speculation he could leave

De Jong played as a substitute in Sunday evening's 4-0 win over Real Valladolid

De Jong played as a substitute in Sunday evening’s 4-0 win over Real Valladolid

Following the arrival of Antony and Martin Dubravka, United are expected to complete their operations by this summer.

De Jong’s Holland and Barcelona team-mate Memphis Depay is also in the UK with Xavi’s squad having a few days off after a great start to their La Liga campaign.

The two are believed to be in the UK for a wedding.

De Jong and Depay were both substitutes in Sunday evening’s 4-0 win over Real Valladolid at Camp Nou.

Goals from Robert Lewandowski, Pedri and Sergi Roberto made for a comfortable evening for the Catalan side as they went on top of the table by two points from Real Betis.

Memphis Depay was an unused substitute in Sunday night's convincing home win

Memphis Depay was an unused substitute in Sunday night’s convincing home win

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