Barcelona president Joan Laporta is working to block Frenkie de Jong’s move away from the Camp Nou.
Manchester United are pushing to sign the Dutch international as part of Erik ten Hag’s incoming squad changes ahead of the 2022/23 Premier League season.
Ten Hag wants to reunite with his former Ajax player, but the two clubs are yet to agree on a fee.
The Red Devils hope to secure the deal as soon as possible but Laporta is determined to keep de Jong, despite the pressure to sell him.
“I am going to do what’s in my power to keep Frenkie, but it’s also a salary issue, and that has to be adjusted”, as per exclusive reports from Mundo Deportivo.
“He is a Barça player , one of the best in the world in his position.
“We know there are clubs who want him, not just United, but we have no intention of selling.
“He wants to stay, he’s comfortable in Barcelona, and I will do everything I can to make him stay.”
His current deal at the Camp Nou expires in 2026, and talks are planned for a restructuring of his contract in the coming weeks, as Barcelona look for a resolution.