“There are clubs that want him, not just United. We have no intention of selling him, he wants to stay,” Barcelona president Joan Laporta has just told reporters about Frenkie de Jong’s future, as quoted by Reshad Rahman.
“Frenkie is considered as one of the best midfielders in the world by all the experts. We are happy to have him.
“I’m going to do everything I can in my power so that Frenkie stays here, but there’s also a salary issue and that would have to be adjusted.”
It’s not clear whether Laporta is bluffing or not, but Barcelona do need to sell some players to register some of their newcomers.
Man United are reportedly closing in on De Jong as their summer signing, but the clubs are some way apart in their valuations of the Dutchman.