Barcelona trying to hike Frenkie De Jong price as Manchester United eye attacking additions – Man United News And Transfer News

New Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag has made it clear that his precedence in his first switch window is making midfield and attacking additions. The membership are concerned in talks with Barcelona for playmaker Frenkie De Jong whereas attacking targets embrace RB Leipzig’s Christopher Nkunku and Ajax’s Antony however these offers are depending on outgoings from Previous Trafford.

United are but to formally lodge a bid for the Dutch worldwide however in response to ESPN, the Catalan giants are attempting desperately to lift the worth for his or her star participant contemplating the continuing financial disaster on the membership.

Barca want to lift funds and clear the wage invoice so as to make additions to the enjoying squad. And the membership might remedy these points with a solitary sale due to which they’re making an attempt to get the very best value for De Jong.

The Nou Camp outfit are asking for €100 million however the Crimson Devils worth the 25-year-old at near €60m with potential add-ons included to sweeten the deal.

Regardless that each golf equipment stay aside of their valuations, there’s a rising perception {that a} deal is there to be executed with the participant himself way more open to make the transfer to England and work once more with the Dutch coach.

The previous Ajax participant was averse to the concept of shifting away from the Catalan membership initially.

Nonetheless, the English giants won’t be held to ransom, one thing they’ve made clear and are open to shifting away from the deal and concentrating on different, extra viable choices.

Nkunku deal within the pipeline?

The 20-time English champions are conscious that solely striker of their arsenal is Cristiano Ronaldo, who will flip 38 subsequent 12 months. They’d earmarked Benfica striker Darwin Nunez however the determine quoted by the Portuguese outfit was thought of an excessive amount of and Liverpool acquired a free run to signal their man.

Sources have informed ESPN that United have moved on and are fascinated with bolstering their assault with agency curiosity registered in Ajax winger Antony, who Ten Hag is an admirer of getting labored collectively in Holland, and RB Leipzig striker Christopher Nkunku.

Nonetheless, these offers will rely upon the way forward for present United ahead Anthony Martial. He nonetheless has two extra years to run on his contract.

The French worldwide is coming off a disastrous mortgage spell with Sevilla and together with his reported £240,000-a-week wages, discovering a suitor might be troublesome at this level.

If United can procure funds after a sale, an attacking addition is probably going however Ten Hag will concentrate on the opportunity of beginning subsequent season with the identical assault already at his disposal.