Transfer rumours: Chelsea’s De Jong bid; Man Utd increase Martinez offer

Chelsea are hoping to beat Manchester United to the signing of Frenkie de Jong by offering Cesar Azpilicueta and Marcos Alonso plus £51m to Barcelona in a part-exchange deal.

The Blues are also in advanced talks to bring former youth academy prospect Nathan Ake back to the club from Manchester City, as they look to strengthen their defence.