Manchester United are ‘contemplating alternate options’ to Frenkie de Jong as a deal drags on for the Barcelona midfielder.
De Jong has been the Pink Devils’ focus for a lot of the switch window with Erik ten Hag eager to reunite with the previous Ajax midfielder within the Premier League, although negotiations have did not progress as hoped.
United are understood to have agreed an preliminary payment of £63m earlier within the switch window, however problems – together with unpaid wages from Barcelona to De Jong and a reported reluctance from the 25-year-old to affix a non-Champions League membership – have seen a deal stall.
Sky Sports activities are reporting that United at the moment are contemplating alternate options because the membership look to enhance their midfield choices earlier than the closure of the switch window.
United maintain a long-standing curiosity in Ruben Neves and will renew curiosity within the Wolves midfielder ought to a deal for De Jong fail to materialise.
Neves is open to a brand new problem after 5 seasons at Wolves, although supervisor Bruno Lage has insisted it will take an enormous provide to prise the Portugal worldwide from Molineux.
“What I do know is now we have a particular participant right here with us,” Lage mentioned when discussing curiosity in Neves, as per Sky Sports activities.
“When you may have that participant, the perfect factor to do is enhance his wage and years of contract. However who is aware of, when you may have a prime participant like him in that particular place, that may defend and assault, and is a prime skilled and a terrific man, the massive groups are there with £100million to purchase these sorts of gamers.”
Neves has made 212 appearances for Wolves since becoming a member of from Porto in 2017, the place he had turn into the youngest captain in Champions League historical past. He has additionally gained 30 caps for Portugal at worldwide stage.
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