Frenkie de Jong ‘wants to stay’ at Barcelona despite increasing rumours about a move to Manchester United.

That’s according to Cadena SER, who say that the player’s entourage are insistent he will be remaining at the Camp Nou.

Numerous reports out of Spain this week have suggested Manchester United are closing in on a deal for De Jong, who has been put up for sale by Barcelona.

Indeed, the last claims were that a deal was 95% done and that it could even finalised by the end of this month because negotiations had progressed so well.

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It seems, though, De Jong has other ideas. According to Cadena SER, he wants to stay at Barcelona, and his advisors are making that point clear to anyone.

His entourage have insisted that if Barcelona do want to sell the midfielder, it will be difficult for their client to accept any offers from clubs who will not be playing in the Champions League next season, which would rule out Manchester United.

Those representatives are also insisting that the player has ‘nothing advanced’ with any team, and the Dutchman is angry about the ‘noise and rumours’ that are appearing around his future.

He does have ‘proposals’ from big clubs, including PSG, Bayern Munich and Manchester City but does not have anything finalised and wants to stay in Catalunya. In fact, he has just bought a new house there.

He would not want to play for a club that cannot offer Champions League football, which would rule out Manchester United.

Of course, a good offer can always change that, something we’ve seen happen numerous times down the years, and we’re sure the presence of Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford is a useful tool for the Reds to use in any potential negotiations.

Barcelona, meanwhile, will ‘listen to offers’.