The Dutch midfielder has been Ten Hag’s top target this summer and negotiations between the two clubs have dragged on for several weeks.


Manchester United have had a breakthrough in talks and the two clubs now have a broad agreement in place for De Jong’s potential move to Old Trafford.



The Premier League giants have agreed to pay a fee of €65m up front and the two clubs are now finalising the details of the add-ons, which could take the deal to €80m.


But it has been claimed that there could be more delays in the saga as Barcelona could ask for more money upfront.



The Catalan giants want to sell the Dutchman as a way to raise funds from the market this summer.


They are looking to maximise the amount of money they could get from selling De Jong this summer.



Manchester United are hopeful that Barcelona will stick to the outlines of the agreement they have worked out.


They are not anticipating any problem agreeing on personal terms with the 25-year-old once they finalise the agreement with Barcelona.