Barcelona asks more for Frenkie De Jong from Manchester United

Man United are still interested in taking Frenkie De Jong to Old Trafford, but they have warned Barcelona that they are not prepared to splash the summer budget on a deal for the Dutchman, according to new reports. Frenkie de Jong has worked with Ajax for Man Utd’s new manager. While de Jong has been identified as a primary summer transfer target of Eric Ten Hag, Manchester United has made it clear to Barcelona that they are not prepared to match the PS 70 million price tag they are charging for the midfielder according to the latest report in The Mail. At the same time, the compromise between the sides is still a ways to go, according to a new account. It remains to be seen whether Barcelona are prepared to cut their demands on the midfielder.

New head coach Eric ten Hag is aiming for a reunion with Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong at Old Trafford next season, and there are reports Manchester United are willing to open up about breaking up their wage structure in order to sign the 25-year-old. Old Trafford is adamant that they will not overpay the fee for the midfielder, and Eric ten Hag is also looking at alternative options. Still, United believes that it would reunite him with a player with whom he worked at Ajax.

The problem is midfielder Frenkie de Jong has four years left on his contract with Barcelona, with Barcelona keen to maximise any transfer cash paid by United. United is clearly interested in taking on midfielder Frenkie de Jong for new head coach Eric Ten Hag this summer but is growing impatient with Barcelona‘s negotiation tactics. Manchester United are looking at paying 60 million pounds upfront for De Jong, with another 8 million pounds added as a supplement. In contrast, Barcelona hopes to get an upfront payment of 70 million pounds.

United are pleased paying $500,000 a week to Robert Lewandowski, according to the report from The Sun, while a Bayern Munich transfer fee would not be an issue. A report in The Sun claims Manchester United are looking at signing Robert Lewandowski, should his dream move to Barcelona fail. Barca has to shift players off their wage bill in order to afford the PS 400,000-a-week pay package for Lewandowski, and Manchester United would intervene if they cannot, according to the report.

Barcelona’s rejected Manchester United’s initial official offer of PS 51m plus bonuses for Barcelona’s Frenkie De Jong, according to new reports by Barcelonas specialist Sport, who are demanding PS68m plus bonuses. Manchester United wanted Frenkie de Jong, the midfielder, but refused to talk to Barcelona, now insisting they will require around PS52m. 

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