Frenkie de Jong’s potential transfer to Manchester United suffers another setback as the player pushes to stay at Barcelona.
Manchester United has been tracking the Dutchman since the start of June as Erik ten Hag looks to reinforce his squad ahead of the 2022/23 season.
However, the midfielder has consistently declared his desire to remain at the Spotify stadium next season.
The La Blaugrana hierarchy have repeatedly made requests for de Jong to take a pay cut, and defer owed wages, or accept United’s offer.
Despite the growing tension, de Jong has maintained his position, and his agent has informed United the deal is off.
According to reports from Diario Sport, his representative, Ali Dursun, met with United CEO Richard Arnold to convey de Jong’s wish to stay in Spain and firmly reject their latest offer.