Manchester United and Chelsea are still within the running to sign Frenkie De Jong, but Barcelona proceed to drive a tough bargain.
Barca president Joan Laporta has again spoken out on the midfielder’s future, stating: “Frenkie’s our player and we would like him to remain at Barcelona, he desires to stay too. With him and his teammates, now we have a really powerful midfield. He has offers, but we would like him to remain on the club.”
Barca are supposedly keen for De Jong to take a pay cut if he’s to stick with the club. While Man Utd have agreed an initial £63million fee, Chelsea are thought to his preferred destination resulting from Champions League football.