Manchester United have been ‘given assurances’ that Frenkie de Jong is prepared to affix the membership this summer season regardless of some experiences on the contrary.
United are pursuing a deal for the midfielder and have agreed an preliminary charge of €65m (£55m) with Barcelona, although a transfer for De Jong has been held up as a result of Spanish aspect owing round £17 million in deferred wages and bonuses to the Dutchman.
Sport launched an article on the weekend detailing a variety of the reason why De Jong had given the Purple Devils a ‘resounding no’ over the transfer, amongst them an absence of Champions League soccer, his need to succeed at Barcelona, and his and his companion’s settled standing in Spain.
Nonetheless, the Telegraph are reporting that United have been ‘given assurances’ that the midfielder is open to a transfer to the Premier League this summer season and wouldn’t have continued their pursuit had the 25-year-old expressed in any other case.
Erik ten Hag had hoped to conclude a deal for the Netherlands worldwide, who he beforehand coached at Ajax, earlier than the membership’s pre-season tour, with the Purple Devils set to face Liverpool in Bangkok on Tuesday.
United are awaiting for a decision to De Jong’s deferred wages and he stays the membership’s lead goal, although alternate options have been mentioned ought to a breakthrough not be discovered, together with Leicester’s Youri Tielemans.
United are additionally hopeful of constructing Christian Eriksen their second summer season signing within the coming days, having agreed a three-year cope with the free agent after his departure from Brentford.
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