Barcelona ‘reject Manchester United‘s improved £56m offer for Frenkie de Jong‘ as it still falls below the Spanish club’s valuation… with Nou Camp chiefs ‘looking to recoup the £65m they spent to sign him from Ajax’
- Manchester United are still yet to agree a fee with Barcelona for Frenkie de Jong
- New Red Devils boss Erik ten Hag wants to reunite with the player this summer
- Reports in Spain suggest United recently increased their offer to £56million
- However, Barca have made it clear they will only sell De Jong for £65million
- The Spanish outfit are keen to recoup the fee they spent on him back in 2019
Manchester United are still falling short of Barcelona’s asking price for Frenkie de Jong despite increasing their latest offer to £56million, according to reports in Spain.
De Jong has emerged as one of United’s top transfer targets this summer, with new boss Erik ten Hag keen to bring the former Ajax midfielder to Old Trafford.
Red Devils CEO Richard Arnold recently confirmed the club’s plans to sign him in a secretly-recorded conversation with supporters in a Cheshire pub, where he insisted money is ‘not a consideration’ as they go about bolstering Ten Hag’s squad.
Though according to Spanish publication Marca, United are still yet to reach an agreement with Barca after seeing their latest £56million offer rejected.
Arnold and Co are said to have first come up short with an offer of £51million plus £17million in add-ons, before increasing their bid to £56million outright.
However, Barca are looking to recoup the £65million they paid to sign De Jong from Ajax in 2019 upfront, meaning United are still £8million short of their valuation.
The Spanish club are currently dealing with financial problems behind the scenes, meaning they are open to a sale for the right price.