Barcelona will listen to offers worth €100 million for midfielder Frenkie de Jong after holding formal talks with Manchester United over a transfer, sources close to the negotiations have told ESPN.
The Catalan club is prepared to let go of Frenkie de Jong to help balance their books but sources have added that he will not go for cheap. They are willing to negotiate the breakdown of the fee, such as how much of the price is upfront and how much is in add-ons, but they want the total package to be around €100m.
Barca had hoped to negotiate a higher fee as Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich have all shown an interest in Frenkie de Jong in the past and could return with bids, but they have not yet taken that interest to the next level because of the figures quoted so far.
Frenkie de Jong: Prime United Target
United, who are also yet to reach Barca’s asking price, have made De Jong their primary midfield target following the departures of Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic.
The Premier League side has upped their pursuit of the Netherlands international following the appointment of Erik ten Hag, who coached him at Ajax and has held talks with Barca about a deal.
Frenkie De Jong, 25, is on international duty, preparing for the Netherlands’ Nations League matches against Poland on Saturday and Wales on Tuesday.