Barcelona breaks silence on Frenkie de Jong to Manchester United speculation

Barcelona breaks silence on Frenkie de Jong to Manchester United speculation

Barcelona’s sporting director Mateu Alemany has confirmed that the club is yet to make a decision on Frenkie de Jong amid Manchester United interest.

Man United are expected to splash the cash in the summer, in a bid to replace some of their senior players, who would be leaving at the end of the season.

The likes of Nemanja Matic, Jesse Lingard, Juan Mata, Edinson Cavani and Paul Pogba will all be leaving the club next month after their contracts have expired.

Juventus are expected to start fresh talks with Paul Pogba on Monday over the possibility of signing the midfielder as a free agent.

And Barca midfielder, Frenkie de Jong has been touted as a direct replacement for the World Cup winner, with several Spanish outlets claiming the move is ‘95% likely’ going to happen as Erik ten Hag is willing to reunite with the 25-year-old at Old Trafford.

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Manchester City, PSG and Manchester United are all showing interest in the former Ajax midfielder, who’s rated at £65million, with reports claiming the latter have started working on the Dutchman’s transfer.

Barcelona are yet to decide on Frenkie de Jong's future amid Manchester United interest
Barcelona are yet to decide on Frenkie de Jong’s future amid Manchester United’s interest

But speaking on Sunday, Alemany claims the La Liga giants have yet to determine whether they will be open to offers for De Jong this summer.

‘We have not made any decision regarding the squad,’ Alemany told Movistar.

Frenkie [De Jong] is a quality player, he’s very important and we will go from situation to situation.

‘We are conditioned by financial fair play, conditioned by the situation inherited by the club. We must be patient.

‘We are clear that we are going to strengthen the team. It is necessary and we want to opt for the titles next year.’