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According to reports, Manchester United is close to sealing a massive deal with Barcelona for Frenkie De Jong before the summer transfer window. According to the news, Manchester United have spoken with representatives for Frenkie de Jong and is hoping for a response from the Barcelona midfielder to be one of manager Eric Ten Hag’s first signings. Manchester United is believed to have identified Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong, as their main transfer target, with the club’s new manager, Eric ten Hag, managing the midfielder for Ajax.

A Manchester United move could see Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong reunited with Eric ten Hag, as the pair spent time together at Ajax Amsterdam. Should a deal come to fruition, De Jong would be joining his former manager at Ajax, Eric ten Hag, who is set to make the switch to Old Trafford this summer; it is believed that the manager was the one to encourage officials at United to sign the player. Erik ten Hag is hoping to persuade De Jongs to move to Manchester United and has assured him that he will be a crucial member of their team. However, there is no Champions League football for the Red Devils next season. Manchester United made signing a first-choice central midfielder a priority this summer, hoping to link up Frenkie de Jongs with his former Ajax boss Eric ten Hag, who has taken charge at Old Trafford.

Barcelona’s coach has confirmed that Frenkie de Jong remains integral to his plans amidst continuing speculation linking the midfielder to a move to United in the summer. Manchester United are preparing for a blow to their transfer plans for Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong during the forthcoming summer transfer window, according to The Sun, with the midfielder prepared to waive his undisclosed wages in an attempt to secure a move to Manchester City. Manchester United are expected to sign at least one central midfielder in the summer, with Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic and Juan Mata all expected to depart Old Trafford. Paul Pogba is expected to leave the club to join Juventus at the end of his contract, with both Jesse Lingard and Nemanja Matic set to depart after their current deals end in June.

Talks about potential deals are ongoing, but failing to qualify for the Champions League would be an issue against United should Barcelona choose to sell. Pep Guardiola would have to part with one of his stars, with Barcelona likely asking to have either Bernardo Silva or Raheem Sterling included in the deal for their midfielder. While the 25-year-old wants to compete for a spot at Barcelona, that decision could play out of his hands as Barcelona remain financially unsettled.