Frenkie de Jong deal almost done: could debut for United against Liverpool – Man United News And Transfer News

Specialist FC Barcelona newspaper Sport has issued an replace on Manchester United’s pursuit of midfielder Frenkie de Jong, claiming that the Pink Devils at the moment are “shut” to touchdown the participant.

De Jong is believed to be United boss Erik ten Hag’s high switch precedence this summer season however negotiations are progressing at a frustratingly sluggish tempo.

Nevertheless, Sport are beneath the impression that regardless of a €15 million hole in valuations between the shopping for and promoting membership, Barça actually solely want €10m extra within the mounted portion – which might imply €80 million – and that, in actuality, may result in a compromise of round €75 million plus variables.

“The participant, albeit little by little, is approaching Outdated Trafford,” Sport says.

“The sensation immediately is that … he’ll depart the Catalan entity.

“De Jong, nonetheless, has nonetheless not given the inexperienced mild to the operation.”

supply: Sport, paper version, Saturday June twenty fifth

The report goes on to say that “each golf equipment count on to finalize the deal within the subsequent few days.”

United begin pre-season on Monday though even when De Jong, who’s on vacation, signed immediately he wouldn’t be part of the group till later because of his participation for Holland within the Nations League.

Nevertheless, the report says that the 25 yr outdated “Might debut on the twelfth July in Bangkok … towards Liverpool.”

The negotiation is at a vital stage. It could be in Barcelona’s pursuits to conclude it earlier than the top of June in an effort to steadiness their books and keep away from additional monetary truthful play sanctions.

They’re additionally nonetheless pushing laborious to signal Robert Lewandowski of Bayern Munich and they should promote gamers in an effort to purchase because of the present restrictions positioned on them.

United, too, will desire a swift conclusion however are clearly hoping to face agency and hope that the Catalans decrease their calls for within the subsequent week in an effort to seal the deal.