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Frenkie de Jong's stance on completing Man Utd transfer as Barcelona hunts for new club

Frenkie de Jong has reportedly not ruled out a move to Manchester United, with Barcelona shopping him around clubs. The La Liga giants are preparing for a major squad overhaul this summer, but need to bring in money to fund the signings that boss Xavi wants to make.

De Jong has become United's top target in midfield with Erik ten Hag keen to link back up with the Dutchman. The duo enjoyed a successful time together at Ajax and ESPN report that the Red Devils, who Ten Hag recently took charge of, are ready to 'test Barcelona's resolve'.

It is stated that United believe that Barca will have to sell De Jong this summer to fund their business. That is a situation that United want to take advantage of, given their need to overhaul their midfield department.

With that in mind, it is stated that Barcelona have already begun to find 'potential suitors' for the 25-year-old. Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich have both asked to be 'kept informed' of developments but United's interest is described as being the 'strongest'.

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Frenkie de Jong's stance on completing Man Utd transfer as Barcelona hunts for new club (Image: Getty Images)

The biggest obstacle to United completing a deal for the Dutchman is the midfielder's own view of moving to Old Trafford. It's stated that while he has not 'completely ruled out' joining the Red Devils, he will 'have to be convinced'.

United's failure to qualify for next season's Champions League is providing the most doubt for De Jong. Handing a boost to United though is the news that Manchester City are now 'distancing themselves' from pursuing De Jong, with Leeds star Kalvin Phillips their top target instead.

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De Jong looks set to leave Barcelona as Xavi eyes a major squad overhaul (Image: Getty Images)

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