Barcelona president Joan Laporta remains adamant that Manchester United are wasting their time trying to sign Frenkie de Jong.
Erik ten Hag has made signing the Dutch midfielder a priority
Moreover, as he is keen on building his Manchester United team around the Barcelona midfielder.
While Manchester United and Barcelona are in agreement on over €85million for the transfer of De Jong, both clubs differ in the structure of the transfer.
Manchester United’s last offer for De Jong is €65million guaranteed plus €22million in add-ons
However, Barcelona wants €75million guaranteed from Manchester United plus €12 million in add-ons.
Barcelona boss Xavi has also made it clear to Barcelona’s hierarchy
However, he does not want to sanction the sale of De Jong until the club has agreed on a deal for his replacement.
Speaking on Wednesday, however, at the unveiling of new signing Franck Kessie
Laporta insisted Barcelona had no desire to part company with De Jong, who himself is said to be torn over a move to Old Trafford.
“Frenkie de Jong is not for sale,” said the Barcelona president. “We don’t want to sell him.”