Forget De Jong – Former Blue tells Chelsea to make this signing instead

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

It may take a fee of up to £70m to sign the Dutchman this summer.

Chelsea have plenty midfield options already in N’Golo Kante, Jorginho, Mateo Kovacic, Conor Gallagher and Ruben Loftus-Cheek.

Former Chelsea defender William Gallas has told Chelsea to forget about a midfielder like De Jong and sign a midfielder who can bring steel in front of the defence.

“De Jong is a great player. He is still young but he is so experienced in the way he plays,” Gallas told Genting Casino.

“I don’t think Chelsea should have gone for someone of that profile though. They already have players like him.

“They should go for someone like Casemiro or Rodri instead. They are strong guys who stay in front of their defenders.

“They have good impacts physically as well. That is why I would not sign De Jong, because they already have players who are a little bit similar.”