Earlier this month, Mundo Deportivo reported that Frenkie de Jong of Ajax is a priority target for Manchester City.

A week later, we covered news from Spain that the Premier League winners ‘would not hesitate’ to meet the Eredivisie outfit’s demands of €75m.

Tuesday’s edition of Mundo Deportivo has relayed key points made by Catalunya Radio journalist Oriol Domènech on De Jong’s future, and it’s not good news for the Etihad outfit.

Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain are the other two clubs interested in the Netherlands international and it’s mentioned that City ‘have been relegated’ in the race to sign the midfielder.

Barca and Les Parisiens know the demands of Ajax and the 21-year-old and, as of now, they are the two finalists, with Pep Guardiola’s side dropping down the pecking order. 

This may come as a blow for the English champions, who have long been lined with De Jong, and Domènech believes the player will make a decision this week and Ajax will confirm his next destination via an official statement.