Manchester United will continue to push for the signature of Frenkie de Jong till the final day of the summer transfer window, according to reports.
Manchester United new manager Erik ten Hag’s had made the Dutchman his top target for his project at Old Trafford.
The Mirror reported recently that Ten Hag, is not giving up and is willing to hold out until the last second to the midfielder, who was his favourite player while managing at former club Ajax.
Frenkie de Jong has publicly stated his desire to remain at the Spotify stadium, and jetted off to Miami to participate in Barca’s pre-season tour in the United States.
But the Red Devils have continued their chase for the Services of the 25-year-old.
Recently, Club chiefs Richard Arnold and John Murtough travelled to Spain, to further negotiate a deal with Barca sporting director Jordi Cruyff, director of football Mateu Alemany and sports vice-president Rafa Yuste.
Dailymail reported that they have agreed a fee of £63m up front, which would increase to £71m with add-ons, as Barcelona plans to regain the money they spent on the player in 2019, when they signed him from Ajax and cancel the £320,000-a-week wages to abide with Financial Fair Play rules.
Barcelona have already signed four new players this summer and to register the new players with LaLiga, they must slash their €560m (£477m) wage bill. De Jong’s contract entitles him to €20m (£17m) next season and the club need him to move on.