(Image): Chelsea ‘try to reach an agreement’ to sign Frenkie De Jong

Chelsea are reportedly still trying to hijack Manchester United’s attempts to sign Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De Jong, according to reports over night.

Diario Sport in Spain have ran their front page story that has come out this morning, and they claim that Chelsea have already begun to negotiate directly with Barcelona to try to reach an agreement to sign the Dutchman and they are convinced that they can achieve the goal. Barcelona want a minimum of €80m for De Jong.

This is one that appears to be building more and more momentum over the last few days, and there certainly seems to be real substance to it.