Despite acquiring Casemiro from Real Madrid, Premier League side Manchester United are still said to be chasing Frenkie de Jong, with a report from Telegraaf, relayed by SPORT stating that their representatives are expected to travel to Barcelona in the coming days.
De Jong, 25, has already rejected one approach from Manchester United due to their absence in the UEFA Champions League.
Fellow English side Chelsea decided to enter the fray, but the Dutchman decided not to leave Barcelona despite the fact that his departure remains the key for the team to stretch their financial budget in order to acquire a certain Bernardo Silva from Manchester City.
In any way, the aforementioned outlet says that Erik ten Hag has convinced the Manchester United board to go ‘all-out’ for the signing of the midfielder. This means United could potentially launch a new and improved bid with better terms.
Furthermore, it is also expected that the Red Devils’ representative will make a trip to Barcelona to try to convince the player and confirm the deal as soon as possible.
According to several media sources, ten Hag recently had a meeting with the management where it was established that United would make two more signings before the transfer window ends.
For that, while Antony remains an offensive reinforcement, they are still trying to figure out a way to convince de Jong to join them.
As far as the player is concerned, he feels comfortable at Barcelona despite knowing that the team will have no problem in parting ways. This is mainly because he is owed a substantial amount as part of the deferred wages and Barcelona are desperately trying to get their hands off the book.
For now, the player, who got a starting place against Real Sociedad, continues to train with the first team, but with nearly 10 days still left in the transfer market, United have plenty of time to pursue and do all the convincing.