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 are targeting Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Frenkie de Jong as Thomas Tuchel looks to bolster his options after losing a number of star players in the summer.
However, Chelsea are not expected to have much luck in their pursuit of Aubameyang. The Gabon international has reportedly informed the club of his desire to stay at Camp Nou, ruling out any possibility of a move to Stamford Bridge.
As for de Jong, the Blues seem ready to fight to the very end if reports from Fabrizio Romano are to be believed.
The Premier League giants have been monitoring the Dutchman all summer, with Tuchel hoping to land him as a potential long-term replacement for N’Golo Kante.
The Frenchman faces an uncertain future at Stamford Bridge as his current deal at the club expires at the end of the new season. With no real signs of a potential extension, Barcelona are now looking for midfield reinforcements.
This is where Frenkie de Jong enters the fray. The Barcelona midfielder is highly rated for his technical ability and potential, 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 efforts in a bid to sign him before the end of the month.
Barcelona could also be open to sanctioning the sale of the Dutchman as they look to reduce the bloated wage bill that prevented them from signing Jules Kounde this summer.