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Manchester United reportedly remain confident that Barcelona will lower their asking price as their pursuit of Frenkie de Jong continues.

United are in talks with their Catalan counterparts over potentially bringing De Jong to Old Trafford this summer.

Erik ten Hag is keen to be reunited with his former Ajax protégé, having identified him as an ideal target for United’s midfield. The two clubs though remain a fair way apart in their respective valuations of the player.

According to The Guardian though, United are confident Barcelona will eventually give in and lower their fee, but that the La Liga side have already rejected a bid for De Jong.

The offer would have reportedly seen Barcelona receive an upfront fee of around £51.3million, which could have then risen to £60.1m with add-ons.

Given the financial problems at the Nou Camp, The Guardian claim Barca will “almost certainly” have to sell De Jong this summer. The midfielder has so far been adamant in his desire to stay with the Catalan giants.

By Amara

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