Frenkie de Jong is reportedly in contact with Liverpool, with Chelsea and Manchester United also interested in the Barcelona midfielder.

According to a report by ESPN, Frenkie de Jong remains a popular figure in the market, with Liverpool establishing contact with him. The Barcelona midfielder also features on the radars of other Premier League bigwigs, including Chelsea and Manchester United.

Frenkie de Jong seems to be at a crossroads in his career. While the Dutchman has been a reliable performer for Barcelona, he has become a squad option this season. And he recently confirmed that Barcelona pushed him to depart from Camp Nou in the summer transfer window.

The 25-year-old has made 12 appearances for Barcelona this season. But de Jong has started all the big games on the bench, leaving him frustrated. However, despite the reduction in stature at Camp Nou, the player remains a hot property in the market, with Manchester United, Chelsea, and Liverpool keen on signing him.

Manchester United pursued de Jong throughout the summer transfer window but to no avail. The Dutch midfielder did not want to leave Barcelona to join a club playing in the UEFA Europa League. But with Manchester United firmly in the top-four race, they might be able to lure de Jong next summer, thus explaining the continued interest.

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As for Chelsea, with N’Golo Kante and Jorginho on the wrong side of 30, the Blues need to invest in a midfielder. In addition, the two midfielders are also in the final year of their respective deals. Interestingly, both Kante and Jorginho also feature on Barcelona’s radar. So de Jong is a viable target for Chelsea.

Meanwhile, Liverpool will likely delve into the market for a midfield reinforcement next summer. That is because Jordan Henderson has shown signs of regression this season, while James Milner is in the twilight of his career. And with Thiago Alcantara’s fitness woes not going away, Liverpool will need to sign a new midfielder.

But while recent reports claimed the Reds are not interested in de Jong, they seem to be in contact with the Barcelona midfielder. But with Chelsea and Manchester United also in the equation, the race to sign de Jong will be interesting to witness.

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