Catalan newspaper Sport have a Saturday afternoon update which should be welcomed by Manchester United fans.

The Frenkie de Jong situation has turned into something of a saga, but Sport now say Manchester United and Barcelona are ‘close to an agreement’ for the midfielder to swap the Camp Nou for Old Trafford this summer.

Sport say sources close to the negotiation have informed them things have progressed in a ‘positive way’, and that’s been a very recent thing, happening ‘in recent hours’.

According to the report, there’s a lot of ‘confidentiality’ around the deal, creating some secrecy, although it’s stated the amount of an agreement is likely to be around €80m, which is what many initial reports said Barcelona were looking for.

Manchester United are optimistic about the deal, and it’s even said it could be finalised before June 30th.

De Jong must give his approval to the transfer, although that’s not presented as being a problem. Manchester United are now said to be talking to the player’s entourage to agree terms.

Sport say the transfer is in the ‘final stretch’ and is ‘very, very advanced’.