MANCHESTER UNITED are prepared to simply accept defeat of their pursuit of Frenkie de Jong, in accordance with stories.
The Red Devils have spent the most effective a part of three months attempting to signal the previous Ajax midfielder from Barcelona.
Frenkie de Jong’s future has been the topic of intense hypothesisCredit: Rex
Boss Erik ten Hag made De Jong his No1 goal this summer season, and at one level even thought it “pointless” to contemplate options.
But in accordance with the Mail, United have begun to simply accept that they will be unable to signal the Dutch ace.
Ten Hag and Co agreed a £72million cope with Barca for De Jong final month, however the transfer fell down for quite a few causes.
The 25-year-old is unwilling to go away Barcelona till he’s paid £17m in deferred wages that he’s owed.
While he additionally is not eager to play in Manchester with out Champions League soccer.
United have now moved on to different targets and are chasing a deal for Juventus ace Adrien Rabiot.
Club chiefs have agreed a £15m payment with Juve for the French midfielder, though will now have to barter wages together with his mum and agent Veronique.
Rabiot, 27, is reportedly after greater than £160,000 every week to maneuver to Old Trafford – the place he believes the midfield is “weak”.
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As for De Jong, Chelsea have emerged as a extra sensible touchdown spot.
The midfield ace would have the ability to play Champions League soccer with the Blues, though will nonetheless must settle his points with Barca first.
De Jong was verbally abused by followers as he arrived at coaching this week, with stories from Spain suggesting they shouted: “Lower your wage b****.”
Barca have been unable to register their signings with LaLiga forward of Saturday’s opener towards Rayo Vallecano and will be unable to till they increase adequate funds.
Should they fail to register them, free transfers Franck Kessie and Andreas Christensen may stroll for nothing.
Barca need De Jong to remain, however provided that he accepts a giant pay reduce and simply £6m of the £17m in deferred wages he’s owed.
The membership claimed that his contract signed with the earlier regime may even be legally invalid – sparking fury from the Dutch gamers’ union – who claimed that De Jong could be the goal of extortion.
Chelsea are additionally focused on signing De Jong’s Barca team-mate Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang.
The former Arsenal striker performed underneath boss Thomas Tuchel and Borussia Dortmund, and scored 13 targets in 23 video games after quitting the Gunners for Barcelona.
Chelsea are focused on Pierre-Emerick AubameyangCredit: Rex