Manchester United and Chelsea are still in the running to sign Frenkie De Jong, but Barcelona continue to drive a hard bargain.
Barca president Joan Laporta has again spoken out on the midfielder’s future, stating: “Frenkie’s our player and we want him to stay at Barcelona, he wants to stay too. With him and his teammates, we have a very powerful midfield. He has offers, but we want him to stay at the club.”
Barca are supposedly keen for De Jong to take a pay cut if he is to stay with the club. While Man Utd have agreed an initial £63million fee, Chelsea are thought to his preferred destination due to Champions League football.