Manchester United’s pursuit of Frenkie de Jong is ‘stalling’ with the midfielder having ‘no intention’ of leaving Barcelona this summer season.
United have made the signing of De Jong their precedence for the summer season switch window and have been in negotiations with Barcelona over a possible deal, with a ‘broad settlement’ understood to have been reached which incorporates an preliminary price of €65m (£55m) with an extra €20m (£17m) in add-ons.
Nonetheless, the deal has been sophisticated attributable to Barcelona’s present monetary state of affairs, with the Catalans owing De Jong round £17m in deferred wages, an settlement reached to assist the membership fight the prices of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Fabrizio Romano is reporting that De Jong’s representatives have knowledgeable Barcelona that the 25-year-old has ‘no intention’ of leaving the membership this summer season, whereas the Netherlands worldwide can even not settle for a wage discount to stay on the Camp Nou.
Frenkie De Jong’s brokers Ali Dursun and Hasan Cetinkaya have knowledgeable Barcelona that Frenkie has nonetheless no intention to depart – additionally that Frenkie and brokers are usually not accepting any wage discount, or talks associated to that. 🇳🇱 #FCB
Man United are additionally knowledgeable – deal now stalling. pic.twitter.com/aFpLTSXHfQ
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) July 13, 2022
United despatched out membership officers to Barcelona this week to speed up talks, however their pursuit of De Jong has now been described as ‘stalling’ given the sophisticated state of affairs in Catalonia.
Erik ten Hag had hoped to conclude a deal earlier than the Pink Devils’ pre-season tour of Thailand and Australia, which started with a 4-0 win over Liverpool in Bangkok on Tuesday.
The Dutchman labored with De Jong at Ajax, with the midfielder an influential determine within the membership’s home double and run to the Champions League semi-finals in 2018/19.
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