Man Utd still favourites for Frenkie de Jong with transfer meeting ‘soon’ over £71m deal – but need to offload flops
MANCHESTER UNITED stay favourites to signal Frenkie de Jong, in line with reviews.
The Crimson Devils have been chasing the Dutchman all summer season, though the switch seems to have stalled in current weeks.
Frenkie de Jong has been concerned within the switch saga of the summerGetty
However in line with Catalan paper Sport, the Crimson Devils are nonetheless within the driving seat to signal him.
They add that De Jong is about to satisfy with the membership to debate a decision to the difficulty of his unpaid wages.
The midfielder is alleged to not need to depart Barca till the matter has been resolved – however recent monetary talks might push him one step nearer to an exit.
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United stay “convinced” that De Jong DOES need to be a part of them – regardless of reviews on the contrary – and it’s claimed he has remained in common dialogue along with his former Ajax boss Erik ten Hag.
Whereas Sport declare that Chelsea are additionally a potential suitor, they add that United stay De Jong’s extra probably vacation spot.
Man United author Tom McDermott provides that the construction of the Crimson Devils’ deal for De Jong stays in place.
Membership chiefs agreed a £71m price comprising of £63m upfront and £8m in add-ons earlier this summer season.
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He provides that the Crimson Devils must promote gamers earlier than they’ll recruit extra – having signed Tyrell Malacia, Lisandro Martinez and Christian Eriksen.
Defenders Axel Tuanzebe, Aaron Wan-Bissaka, Eric Bailly and Phil Jones might all depart.
United will even be out there for a ahead, amid uncertainty surrounding wantaway Cristiano Ronaldo’s future.
Barca president Joan Laporta has claimed that there’s now a “strong” probability that De Jong stays in Catalonia.
He advised CBS: “In soccer, you by no means know. I can’t say categorically. All of it depends upon the completely different events.
“But in principle, I can say there is a strong possibility he stays, and I can say as president I will do my best for him to stay at Barcelona.”
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Man United followers are set to stage an anti-Glazer protest forward of their Prem opener in opposition to Brighton on Sunday.
A march upon Previous Trafford from Salford Quays has been deliberate by supporters’ group “The 1958”.