Barcelona fans insult Chelsea target

Frenkie De Jong
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Chelsea have been linked with a summer transfer move for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

Manchester United have been chasing the Dutch midfielder throughout the summer and agreed a £73million fee with Barca last month, but the 25-year-old declined against a move to Old Trafford.

Reports have it that De  Jong would favour a move to Chelsea over Manchester United.

Meanwhile, the Barcelona midfielder was subject to shocking abuse from his own fans as he arrived at the club’s training complex on Wednesday.

De Jong has continually insisted that he won’t be leaving Barcelona, and there is also an issue over deferred wages.

Barca are said to owe De Jong up to £14m in deferred wages.

With Barca not being able to register some of their new signings until they have sold more players and lowered their wage bill, fans are beginning to turn on De Jong.

De Jong was subjected to abuse from Barcelona fans when he drove into Barcelona’s Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper training ground on Wednesday.

A number of fans lined up at the entrance who booed and jeered De Jong as he approached in his car.

In a video from Spanish newspaper Sport, shouts of, ‘Take a pay cut, b***h!’ could be heard from some hostile Barcelona supporters, who appear to support the board’s decisions.

With this latest move, De Jong may himself decide to move away from Barcelona this summer.