He has previously claimed that he desires to remain at Barcelona, however the club have to make an enormous sale this summer to give you the chance to fund their acquisitions of Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, Jules Kounde, Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie.
“I prefer to stick with Barcelona,” De Jong told ESPN in May. “Barcelona is just my dream club. Also from a young age. I just said it too. I’ve never regretted my selection despite the indisputable fact that I had hoped for more by way of prizes than I’ve achieved to this point. But I even have never regretted my selection.”
De Jong’s preference could have modified since, as United and Chelsea intensified their efforts to sign the midfielder but a deal for either club doesn’t appear any closer to being finalised.
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