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Frenkie de Jong: 'I will tell my Barcelona team-mates that I could join Manchester United'

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Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong has reportedly told his teammates that he could join Manchester United before the window ends.

Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong He reportedly told teammates he could join Manchester United before the transfer window ends.

Speculation continues over the Dutch international’s future, with Man United still working to sign him. Chelsea It is also believed to be looking for his signature.

De Jong was named on the bench for Barcelona’s 2022-23 LaLiga opener against Rayo Vallecano on Saturday night, but was brought on in the 60th minute of what turned out to be a goalless draw.

Catalonia national team coach Xavi When asked for an update on the situation at a press conference last weekend, he refused to rule out the Dutchman’s summer departure.

“It’s the same with Auba (Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang). He (De Jong) is important to me. He’s in the team and we have him. What will happen between now and August 31? I don’t know if it will happen, but it won’t,” just Frenkie or Auba, almost everyone in the team,” Xavi told reporters.

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According to recent reports, Manchester United are hoping to finally sign the 25-year-old’s deal in the next seven days as the club aims to put an end to its long-running transfer saga.

according to sportsDe Jong told Barcelona team-mate he could move Eric Ten Hugside before the end of the transfer window.

The midfielder is said to be furious at how the Catalan club treated him this summer.

Due to Barcelona’s financial problems and problems caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, de Jong has agreed to transfer funds believed to be in the region of £17m over the remainder of his contract. It is scheduled to operate until 2026.

The midfielder made 46 appearances at club level during the 2021-22 season, bringing 4 goals and 5 assists for Xavi’s side.

Barcelona's Frenkie de Jong warms up in May 2022© Reuters

Manchester United are believed to have reached a deal with Barcelona for an €85m (£71.5m) deal, but the English club are still struggling to convince him to move to Old Trafford. .

The team’s inability to qualify for the 2022-23 Champions League is believed to be a major problem when it comes to pitching a transfer to a former Ajax youngster.

Manchester United also lost to Brighton & Hove Albion and Brentford to finish bottom of the Premier League with no points.

The 20-time England champion is also said to have discussed a possible deal for the Spanish forward with Atletico Madrid Alvaro Morata before the transfer window ends.

Meanwhile, the club continue talks with the French midfielder Adrian Rabiot Transfer from Juventus.

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