FC Barcelona haven’t but accepted any presents for Frenkie De Jong this summer season regardless of the midfielder being strongly linked with a switch to Manchester United, the Spanish membership’s president Joan Laporta has mentioned.
Manchester United have been relentlessly linked with a transfer for the Netherlands worldwide as Erik ten Hag appears to bolster his choices in midfield forward of his first season in cost at Previous Trafford.
Nonetheless, regardless of the newspaper hypothesis, De Jong stays as an FC Barcelona participant and he seems to be no nearer to signing for the Purple Devils this summer season.
There had been suggestions that Manchester United have had a suggestion for De Jong accepted by the Spanish membership, however FC Barcelona president Laporta has now poured chilly water on these reviews, suggesting that he’ll search additional talks with the participant himself to debate his state of affairs earlier than making a choice.
“Frenkie is our participant, we actually like him,” Laporta advised ESPN, as quoted by Metro.
“We obtained some presents for Frenkie however we didn’t settle for as of now, as we wish to speak with him and know precisely what he desires. We have to make clear some points of his state of affairs.”
In the meantime, FC Barcelona boss Xavi Hernandez insisted that De Jong stays a “key participant” in his staff forward of the brand new marketing campaign.
Xavi said: “We’ve had non-public conversations which can be crucial, that I can’t reveal right here. He’s a key participant, however then there’s the financial state of affairs and Monetary Honest Play.”
Manchester United will kick off their Premier League marketing campaign with a house conflict in opposition to Brighton and Hove Albion on the opening weekend of the season.
The Purple Devils have to date accomplished offers for Tyrell Malacia, Lisandro Martinez and Christian Eriksen this summer season – however they proceed to be linked with additional additions earlier than the switch window closes on 1 September.