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Man United already have two agreements for 25-years old but now they need a third

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Manchester United’s pursuit of Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong remains ongoing.

The Red Devils want to land the Netherlands international this summer, with Erik ten Hag hellbent on securing a reunion. And a fee is the only thing they’re yet to agree on.

The first agreement United have with De Jong is an internal one.

Ten Hag, Murtough and Richard Arnold all feel the Netherlands international can be a key player at Old Trafford, despite struggling to live up to expectations during his time at Barcelona so far.

Historically, there’s often been division at United over who to sign.

But they’re unanimous when it comes to landing De Jong this summer, just three years after the midfielder swapped Amsterdam for Barcelona.

Ten Hag knows the player well, having coaxed the best from him during their spell at Ajax together.

And United are more than happy to pursue his singing. De Jong is 25, has the potential to get even better and also carries a big re-sale value should they ever end up cutting him loose.

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In many ways, that makes him the ideal target.

Then, the second agreement United have is between the player and Ten Hag themselves.

De Jong was, at first, reluctant to leave Barcelona behind. He likes the city, his team-mates and, though he’s sometimes been benched, Xavi too.

United finished sixth in the Premier League table last term, failing to get any momentum going under both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick.

And that means they’ll be without Champions League football next season, with the Europa League lying in wait instead.

But De Jong has reportedly been convinced into moving to United, having agreed to become part of Ten Hag’s project providing the Red Devils can agree a fee with Barcelona.

Personal terms aren’t expected to be an issue, with United ready to make him one of the best-paid players at the club.

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And that’s another thing that bodes well with the Red Devils hopeful Ten Hag’s close relationship with De Jong can swing the transfer pendulum in their favour.

Now, the third agreement United require is a fee with Barcelona themselves.

Initially, the Catalan giants demanded that the Red Devils fork out a massive £89million – matching the same amount they paid for Paul Pogba back in the summer transfer window of 2016.

But United, knowing their La Liga giants need to balance their finances, are unwilling to go that high.

They’re primed to up their current offer to closer to £60m, a fee that would make him one of their most-expensive signings of all time.

Barcelona want to sign Robert Lewandowski from Bayern Munich, as well as Jules Kounde from Sevilla.

And it’s possible the La Liga giants will finally decide to accept United’s approach, providing the terms are right.

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At the moment, there’s no indication that Barcelona will let De Jong go on the cheap – especially after recently receiving a £555million cash boost.

But United remain hopeful that their patience will be rewarded and De Jong, soon enough, will be theirs.

Arnold, meanwhile, told a group of United fans at a local pub that De Jong was a ‘great player’ and that the money was ‘there’ for new recruits.

“As a club we’re doing everything possible to get the deal done,” he said, in a video that was then published on social media.

“I’ve been up for days trying to get it done. The money is there but there’s things standing in our way which I can’t say.”

And he also said: “It’s that the manager wants him, that they’ve actually done the work on looking if he’s a great player.”

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Barcelona plan to offer €30 million for 24-year-old La Liga defender

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Even though we are just a few weeks away until the transfer window slams to a shut, Barcelona remain active in the market and are still looking for ways to strengthen their squad.

The Catalans have roped in a slew of top-quality stars in the month of July, including star striker Robert Lewandowski. Although they are yet to sign a player in August, Xavi has set his sights firmly on a few players.

One of those players in question is Juan Foyth. The Villarreal starlet has been identified as the ideal replacement for Sergino Dest as Barcelona look for a reliable right-back that can offer more quality than the American international.

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Indeed, Barça have been left frustrated by Dest’s lack of progress at Camp Nou. They are prepared to sanction the exit of the former Ajax starlet, with Manchester United among the clubs in contention to snap him up by the end of the month.

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While Dest’s exit from Camp Nou could soon be on the horizon, Barcelona are actively trying to lure Foyth away from Villarreal. The club are even weighing up an offer for the young Argentine, according to Gerard Romero.

The reputed Spanish journalist suggests Barça are considering a bid of around €30 million plus add-ons for Foyth, in an attempt to convince Villarreal this summer.

The Catalans are aware of the fact that the Yellow Submarines rate the defender highly due to his tremendous success in La Liga. In addition to his form, he offers a lot of versatility to the table and with time on his side, he could be a smart long-term investment for the club.

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However, it remains to be seen whether Villarreal are open to sanctioning the exit of one of their prized defensive assets, especially at this stage of the transfer market

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Man Utd ready to agree net £34million+ contract for signing, guarantee stability for decades – AS

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Manchester United are serious about signing a world class star in the form of Casemiro and reports suggest that they are ready to agree a mammoth contract to convince the player.

As per today’s version of AS (news image provided below), the Real Madrid superstar is really tempted by the offer made by the Red Devils.

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The famous Spanish news source have mentioned that Man Utd have tabled a five year deal that will make the midfielder earn a net salary of more than £34million (40 million euros).

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Casemiro is now in a massive dilemma. United’s offer is so succulent that it guarantees the midfielder and his family’s stability for ‘decades’.

On the other hand, by accepting such a contract, the Brazilian international will have to give up on immediate sporting glory.

Moving to Old Trafford would mean swapping Champions League for Europa League and it is a hard decision to make for someone who is currently a European Champion and has won the continent’s premier competition five times.

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AS claim the situation must be resolved soon. If Casemiro gives the green light to leave, then Real Madrid would demand a fee of at least £68million (80 million euros) to sell him.

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The Samba star is one of the best defensive midfielders in the world but the Los Blancos have already prepared for the future by signing youngsters like Camavinga and Tchouameni, who can effectively play in the DM position.

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At Old Trafford, Ten Hag does not have a specialist holding midfield star and someone like Casemiro will largely improve the squad. However, the question is, should Man Utd spend £68million to sign a player who will turn 31 next year?

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Man United ready to agree net £34million+ contract for signing, guarantee stability for decades

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Manchester United are serious about signing a world class star in the form of Casemiro and reports suggest that they are ready to agree a mammoth contract to convince the player.

As per today’s version of AS (news image provided below), the Real Madrid superstar is really tempted by the offer made by the Red Devils.

The famous Spanish news source have mentioned that Man Utd have tabled a five year deal that will make the midfielder earn a net salary of more than £34million (40 million euros).

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Casemiro is now in a massive dilemma. United’s offer is so succulent that it guarantees the midfielder and his family’s stability for ‘decades’.

On the other hand, by accepting such a contract, the Brazilian international will have to give up on immediate sporting glory.

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Moving to Old Trafford would mean swapping Champions League for Europa League and it is a hard decision to make for someone who is currently a European Champion and has won the continent’s premier competition five times.

AS claim the situation must be resolved soon. If Casemiro gives the green light to leave, then Real Madrid would demand a fee of at least £68million (80 million euros) to sell him.

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The Samba star is one of the best defensive midfielders in the world but the Los Blancos have already prepared for the future by signing youngsters like Camavinga and Tchouameni, who can effectively play in the DM position.

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