The Frenkie to de Jong at Manchester United rumors keep coming along with some big updates on the Barcelona midfielder’s future.
Fabrizio Romano reports that Barcelona have already turned down a €70m offer from the Red Devils for their Dutch international.
Manchester United made an opening offer for Frenkie de Jong after talks began on June 1. 60 million euros plus another 10 million euros. #MUFC
Barcelona turned down this opening offer – but the clubs remain in contact.
De Jong has never indicated his desire to anyone. He is still waiting. pic.twitter.com/UlW7NurAAi
— Fabrice Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 10, 2022
Word at ESPN is that Barcelona ‘will listen to offers worth €100m for the midfielder’ and have had ‘formal talks’ with the Premier League side.
The report believes that Barca ‘are ready to let De Jong go’ in order to ‘balance the books’ but won’t let him ‘go on the cheap’.
Manchester United will have to increase their offer to land De Jong but are said to be ‘hoping to convince’ the Dutchman to move to Old Trafford.
De Jong recently said he wants to stay but the whole situation is starting to bring back memories of Arthur Melo who was sent off months after insisting he was going nowhere.
The midfielder is currently on international duty with the Netherlands playing Nations League games against Poland on Saturday and Wales on Tuesday.