Manchester United are continuing to keep talks with FC Barcelona over a deal to sign Frenkie De Jong – though the Red Devils will also be maintaining their options wide open with some other midfield targets still in the sights of theirs, based on a report in the British press..
The Manchester Evening News is reporting that the Red Devils are hindering communication channels receptive with “other midfield targets” as they carry on and keep talks with FC Barcelona over a move for Dutch midfielder De Jong.
De Jong is widely reported being one of the primary goals for Erik 10 Hag’s rebuild at Old Trafford in recent times as the Dutchman sets about contributing to his staff in front of the first season of his in charge.
Nevertheless, it is found in similar story that FC Barcelona and Manchester United continue to be a way apart in the valuation of theirs of De Jong since the Red Devils effort to try to hit a deal..
Based on the post, De Jong is viewed as 10 Hag’s “top target” to bolster Manchester United’s midfield this summer, with the likes of Juan Mata, Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic all ready to go out of the club on cost-free transfers.
The player himself, based on the story, is ready to accept a move to Old Trafford despite the Red Devils not fighting in the Champions League next season.
Manchester United consistently keep talks with FC Barcelona about a move for De Jong, though the club are “adamant” which they won’t overpay for the 25-year-old and are keeping their options wide open as a result..
The club are believed to have held talks with representatives of some other midfield targets in recent days providing they’re unable to strike a deal for De Jong.
Leeds United midfielder Kalvin Phillips and Ajax’s Ryan Gravenberch are 2 possible additional choices for United, but those techniques might prove to be challenging, based on the report..
De Jong gave absolutely nothing away when quizzed about the future of his over the weekend as the midfielder is still associated with a move to Manchester United this summer.
Asked if he’s set to exchange the shores in Catalonia just for the cold in Manchester, De Jong laughed and replied: “No… I cannot say anything..