Manchester United look set to lastly land their first signing of the summer time with quite a few sources in Spain and England now saying a deal to signal Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona is shut.
The Purple Devils have made the Barcelona midfielder their primary switch goal ever for the reason that appointment of Erik ten Hag earlier this summer time, the pair having loved a massively profitable spell collectively at Ajax.
Throughout the 2018/19 season, Ajax received the Eredivisie and earned loads of plaudits following their journey to the Champions League semi-finals.
De Jong’s kind that season earned him a €75 million transfer to the Nou Camp, the place he has since been a daily a part of the Catalan facet’s midfield.
Nevertheless, with Barcelona struggling crippling monetary points and desperately in want of money to fund their very own rebuild, De Jong represents one of many membership’s most saleable belongings.
Manchester United and Barca have been embroiled in drawn-out talks for the midfielder, with the La Liga facet understandably seeking to extract the very best charge for the 25-year-old.
The Purple Devils noticed a bid of an preliminary bid of €60m plus an additional €10m in add-ons rejected earlier this month, although talks have continued with Catalan outlet Sport reporting on Saturday that an settlement between the 2 golf equipment had moved nearer, with United having improved their provide.
Barcelona had been initially stated to need round €85m (£73.2m) with the bulk paid up entrance, and in accordance with the Telegraph on Sunday, United at the moment are near reaching an settlement having improved their bid to €80m (£69m).
The Telegraph stories that United are ‘but to begin discussing private phrases’ with De Jong, although say they ‘will not be anticipated to be problematic’.
De Jong has beforehand spoken of his want to remain at Barcelona, although United’s continued pursuit will certainly come after receiving encouragement from the midfielder a couple of willingness to maneuver to the Premier League facet and spearhead Ten Hag’s rebuild.
United have additionally made a contract provide to out-of-contract midfielder Christian Eriksen, whereas have additionally been linked with Ajax ahead, Antony.
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