With just two weeks left until the summer transfer window, Chelsea are launching a raid on Barcelona over the services of a couple of their stars.
The Premier League giants have been targeting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and Frenkie de Jong as Thomas Tuchel looks to reinforce his options after losing a chunk of star players in the summer.
However, Chelsea are not expected to have much luck in the pursuit of Aubameyang. The Gabonese international has reportedly informed the club of his desire to remain at Camp Nou, thus ruling out any possibility of a move to Stamford Bridge.
As far as de Jong is concerned, it appears the Blues are ready to fight until the very end if reports from Fabrizio Romano are to be believed.
The Premier League giants have been tracking the Dutchman throughout the summer, with Tuchel hoping to rope him in as a potential long-term replacement for N’Golo Kante.
The Frenchman is facing an uncertain future at Stamford Bridge as his current contract at the club expires at the end of the new season. With no real signs of a potential extension, Barcelona are now in the market for midfield reinforcements.
That is where Frenkie de Jong comes into the fray. The Barcelona midfielder is rated highly due to his technical prowess and potential, thus making him an ideal target for Chelsea.
While the player has resisted attempts to lure him away from Camp Nou, the Blues are ready to step up their pursuit in their quest to snap up him by the end of the month.
Barcelona, too, could be open to sanctioning the sale of the Dutchman as they look to reduce the inflated wage bill that has prevented them from registering Jules Kounde this summer.