On December 18th, we covered a report from Mundo Deportivo, who claimed that Manchester City ‘want to sign’ the Ajax star duo of Matthijs De Ligt and Frenkie De Jong.

It was also mentioned the Premier League winners director of football, Txiki Begiristain, met with the Dutch club’s sporting director Marc Overmars in Nyon.

Journalist Oriol Domènech, on Catalunya Radio‘s program ‘El Club de la Mitjanit’, has provided an update and Mundo Deportivo have relayed key points in Wednesday’s edition of the Catalan newspaper.

He claims that sources close to the Etihad outfit have made it clear that they are not interested in completing double transfers for the two Netherlands internationals as City are only focused on De Jong.

Pep Guardiola has already held talks with the midfielder on several occasions and is trying to convince him to join him at City. 

The English club and Barca’s style of play are similar and now it is for these two clubs to find a financial balance to complete the operation.

Domènech claims the La Liga winners met the 21-year-old’s agent Ali Dursun and his client is the priority target for the former next summer.

However, they will face competition from Pep Guardiola’s side and PSG as the latter has already agreed to pay €75m to the Eredivisie club to secure De Jong’s services. 

Meanwhile, another journalist, Miguel Rico, writing for Mundo mentions in the last page of the newspaper that City have ‘maximum interest’ in signing De Jong from Ajax.