The 25-year-old midfielder is the top target for Erik ten Hag as he wants him to be the lynchpin of the new Manchester United midfield.


Manchester United have been in talks with Barcelona over agreeing on a deal but an agreement has not been reached yet.



Barcelona want around €80m from his sale but so far, Manchester United are yet to meet that asking price.


It has been claimed that a gap of around €10m to €15m still exists between what Manchester United want to pay and what Barcelona want in guaranteed money.



Manchester United believe Barcelona still have cash flow issues and that could necessitate the sale of the Dutch midfielder this summer.


The Premier League giants remain calm and are confident that they have enough time to negotiate a fair price for De Jong.



Ten Hag is claimed to be growing frustrated by the negotiations dragging on but understands Manchester United’s budgetary constraints.


Manchester United believe that a deal will happen as De Jong is open to the move and personal terms will not be a problem.