Chelsea are currently in a position to make an official offer to sign Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, Spanish outlet Sport claim (Page 3).
The Netherlands international has been heavily linked with a move away from the Spanish giants this summer, but he has yet to give the green light for a transfer.
Manchester United recently agreed a deal worth £72 million (€85m) for his services, but he has no desire of joining them due to the lack of Champions League football.
On top of this, De Jong does not like the city of Manchester. The midfielder, however, is open to moving to London with Champions League football up for grabs with Chelsea.
The Blues have not yet made an approach to sign De Jong this summer, but Sport reveal that the club are now prepared to make an official offer to land the Netherlands star.
Barcelona want at least £67m (€80m) to part ways with the 25-year-old. They are prepared to use the incoming transfer funds to sign Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva.