Football Sport news Man Utd face scary 2013 repeat if Chelsea beat John Murtough to Frenkie de Jong transfer Last Football news

PremierLeague-News.Com - MANCHESTER UNITED's 2022 summer transfer window could have a worryingly similar end to nine years ago.

Football Sport news Man Utd face scary 2013 repeat if Chelsea beat John Murtough to Frenkie de Jong transfer Last Football news

PremierLeague-News.Com - MANCHESTER UNITED's 2022 summer transfer window could have a worryingly similar end to nine years ago.

Football Sport news  Man Utd face scary 2013 repeat if Chelsea beat John Murtough to Frenkie de Jong transfer Last Football news
04 August 2022 - 04:00

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! Manchester United's long-winded summer pursuit of Frenkie de Jong has looked increasingly likely to end in disappointment by the day. But while many expected that disappointment to stem from him staying at Barcelona, Chelsea's emergence as a genuine contender for his signature could see the saga end in heartbreak for Erik ten Hag. Related articles Man Utd might do six more deals as part of Ten Hag and Murtough plan Chelsea get Barcelona transfer revenge after 'top secret' tactics The Athletic report that Chelsea have opened concrete talks with Barcelona for De Jong and are hopeful of striking a deal. They hold optimism over beating United to the 25-year-old midfielder's signature, with their hand including Champions League football and residency in London.Spanish reports throughout the fiasco have maintained that while De Jong hasn't rejected a switch to Old Trafford, his preference is to remain at Barcelona. However, the La Liga giants' desire to sign Bernardo Silva rests on the Dutchman's departure as they aim to balance their books amid financial restrictions.De Jong's unwillingness to leave the Nou Camp, partly due to being owed between £14million to £17m in deferred salary payments, has been the major stumbling block for United. The Red Devils have agreed an initial £63m fee for his services, but if Chelsea do the same, he is understood to be more open to that proposition.READ MORE: Man Utd boss Erik ten Hag slams 'unacceptable' Cristiano Ronaldo<script type="text/javascript" src="https://data.reachplc.com/jsform/222064394940355"></script> John Murtough can't mirror Ed Woodward's transfer failure. (Image: GETTY)Barcelona's spend-happy hierarchy seems to be the primary culprit in attempting to engineer a move away, despite Xavi Hernandez's interest in keeping him on board. The latter tidbit of information alone recalls haunting memories from 2013, a summer that ultimately set the tone for Ed Woodward's dire nine-year spell in charge of United's recruitment.

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. Meanwhile, the star himself wasn't keen to leave Barcelona, his dream club, where his family were settled. Of course, I'm referring to Cesc Fabregas. Sounds familiar, huh?United's pursuit of De Jong almost a decade later draws incredible comparisons to a summer when the club were ultimately unsuccessful, leaving new manager David Moyes with Marouane Fellaini as his only signing. The Red Devils can't allow Ten Hag to enter his first season in charge while neglecting the midfield again, especially after Nemanja Matic's summer exit.DON'T MISS: Man Utd may get Frenkie de Jong transfer progress in next week Erik ten Hag is desperate to sign Frenkie de Jong. (Image: GETTY) READ MORE Leeds 'submit £17m offer' for Newcastle target amid Terrier concerns John Murtough has a monumental task on his hands, working with the Dutchman and new chief executive offer Richard Arnold to streamline United's recruitment and right the wrongdoings of Woodward's tenure. And spending the entire summer chasing a £63m player on priority, only to exit the window empty-handed, would be a disastrous start.De Jong or not, the Red Devils are in dire need of midfield reinforcements, and alternatives must be targeted if he remains in Barcelona or, worse, opts for a move to west London. Ruben Neves, Youri Tielemans and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic continue to be linked with an Old Trafford switch.However, Ten Hag's dominant preference of De Jong over any other transfer target this summer indicates just how crucial he is to his former coach's plans. And missing out on a Fabregas to sign a Fellaini once again could lead to problems down the road.Click HERE to buy the new Man Utd home shirt Related articles Leicester make Wesley Fofana transfer promise as defender 'open' Chelsea's electric XI if they buy De Jong and make two more signings Henderson swipes at Man Utd with star left 'fuming' over false promise

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