Barcelona are reportedly willing to sell one of their stars in order to raise funds to sign Manchester City midfielder Bernardo Silva.
Frenkie de Jong has been heavily linked with a move to Manchester United since his former Ajax coach Erik ten Hag was confirmed as the new manager.
The Netherlands international has publicly stated the wants to stay at the Camp Nou and is not interested in the links at the moment.
The Mirror are reporting that the Catalan outfit are now willing to offload the Dutch midfielder as they look to make room for Silva, who was linked with the club last season.
Football journalist Fabrizio Romano reported on Friday that United had an opening bid of €60m plus €10m add-on rejected by the LaLiga outfit.
Manchester United have made an opening proposal for Frenkie de Jong after talks started June 1. €60m plus €10m add-ons. ?????? #MUFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 10, 2022
Barcelona have turned down this opening bid - but clubs remain in contact.
De Jong has never indicated his desire to anyone. He’s still waiting. pic.twitter.com/UlW7NurAAi
Romano also reported the two teams remain contact about a potential deal, while De Jong is yet to make a decision on his future.
Netherlands manager Louis van Gaal claims De Jong is worth a lot more than the price tag being reported.
"Frenkie de Jong does bring an extra quality, of course. That is why he is also worth €112million," Van Gaal said, as per the Mirror.
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