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Sport Manchester United 'preparing FINAL offer to sign Frenkie de Jong'

15:21  31 july  2022
15:21  31 july  2022 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

Frenkie de Jong is urged to pick Chelsea OVER Man United this summer

  Frenkie de Jong is urged to pick Chelsea OVER Man United this summer The Dutch midfielder has been the subject of long-term interest from United this window, with Erik ten Hag making him the club's primary target, but the move seems no closer to materialising. Despite previously saying he was flattered by their interest, reports from Spanish outlet Sport suggest that he has no interest in signing for the Red Devils, preferring a move to Premier League rivals Chelsea instead.

Manchester United will make a final last-ditch attempt to lure Frenkie de Jong away from Barcelona as Erik ten Hag instructs Old Trafford chiefs to pull out every possible stop to secure his top summer transfer target.

The Manchester club's hunt for De Jong has turned into the summer's biggest transfer saga as negotiations between the two sides and the player prepare to enter their twelfth week.

United are willing to make the Dutch midfielder the club's highest paid player by matching his current £450,000-a-week salary.

Manchester United are willing to offer top target Frenkie de Jong £450,000 a week in wages © Provided by Daily Mail Manchester United are willing to offer top target Frenkie de Jong £450,000 a week in wages Erik ten Hag is desperate to bring the Barcelona midfielder to Old Trafford this summer © Provided by Daily Mail Erik ten Hag is desperate to bring the Barcelona midfielder to Old Trafford this summer

They are also willing to pay the £17million De Jong is owed by Barcelona in deferred wages, as reported by Sport in Spain.

De Jong 'DOESN'T want Man United move' and prefers Bayern or Chelsea

  De Jong 'DOESN'T want Man United move' and prefers Bayern or Chelsea Spanish outlet Sport has claimed that Frenkie De Jong has absolutely no interest in heading to Old Trafford this summer and would rather head to Chelsea should he be pushed out of Barcelona.United reached a £71.5million agreement with Barcelona but issues surrounding a sum of £17m in deferred wages and bonuses owed to the midfielder has stalled any move.

It's understood Manchester United's transfer chiefs will try and meet the Dutch star's representatives when Barcelona return from their pre-season tour of America.

The issue surrounding outstanding wage payments has been the biggest stumbling point so far in efforts to bring the ex-Ajax midfielder to Old Trafford.

A reported deal worth £74million has already been agreed with Barcelona but De Jong is currently unwilling to swap La Liga for Premier League football.

De Jong has snubbed a move to Manchester so far with the player keen to stay at Barcelona © Provided by Daily Mail De Jong has snubbed a move to Manchester so far with the player keen to stay at Barcelona United are also prepared to cover the £17million in deferred wages owed to the Dutch star © Provided by Daily Mail United are also prepared to cover the £17million in deferred wages owed to the Dutch star

Should he remain firm on his stance to stay in Spain then De Jong will have to take a pay cut despite the financially-struck club spending over £100million on new players this summer with Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Jules Kounde, Franck Kessie, and Andreas Christensen all joining.

Xavi denies 'playing games' with de Jong after playing him in defence

  Xavi denies 'playing games' with de Jong after playing him in defence Barcelona manager Xavi has denied 'sending messages' to Frenkie de Jong after playing the midfielder out of position amid uncertainty of his future,De Jong has started neither of Barcelona's pre-season clashes in America and was asked to play as a centre back after coming on as a substitute in their recent win over Real Madrid.


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United's failure to qualify for the Champions League has also made any effort to sign the 25-year-old harder with the player keen to play in Europe's top competition and fight for his place at Barcelona.

Erik ten Hag has made the midfielder his top summer transfer target but has already started to target alternative players as the move threatens to fall through.

As Reported by Sportsmail, Manchester United are considering Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic as well as Benjamin Sesko of Red Bull Salzburg.

Austria international Kalajdzic, who is 6ft 7ins tall, is available for around £17million and is on United's list of options.

Talented young RB Salzburg forward Benjamin Sesko is also under consideration © Provided by Daily Mail Talented young RB Salzburg forward Benjamin Sesko is also under consideration Manchester United are considering a move for £17m-rated Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic © Provided by Daily Mail Manchester United are considering a move for £17m-rated Stuttgart striker Sasa Kalajdzic

The Austrian joined Stuttgart from Admira Wacker in 2019 and has proceeded to score 24 goals in 57 games.

Sesko, meanwhile, has scored 13 goals in 41 appearances for RB Salzburg. He gained experience during a loan spell at FC Liefering between 2019 and 2021.

Ten Hag wants to bolster his attack as United prepare for the start of the new Premier League campaign.

So far this summer United have signed Lisandro Martinez, Christian Eriksen and Tyrell Malacia.

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