Frenkie de Jong’s agent Ali Dursun is still negotiating with Manchester United, reports Spanish newspaper Sport.

The De Jong saga has been dragged along all summer, and in all probability, it should be considered over by now.

If De Jong wanted to be a Manchester United player, he surely would have jumped at the move like Casemiro did, who clinched his move within days.

The Dutchman has been linked to Manchester United since May. At one stage it looked like the deal was on, with BBC Sport reporting a £63.5 million fee was agreed with Barcelona.

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De Jong’s agent still negotiating

Even with Casemiro signed, Manchester United could do with an additional midfielder. There is a market for Scott McTominay if United need to recoup cash, with The Mail reporting Newcastle are interested.

Manchester United’s priorities just don’t seem pointed this way right now, however. The club are more focused on signing an attacking target, with Ajax’s Antony the first choice.

A move for Antony would cost towards £80 million and likely blow United’s remaining budget, save for a potential minimal cost deal for a back-up goalkeeper.

Frenkie de Jong’s situation at Barcelona remains as it was. The La Liga side would prefer to offload him for financial reasons, while the player is believed to want to stay.

His agents actions, however, suggest there may still be something there for United, if the club still have designs on De Jong coming into partner Casemiro.

You would think this rumor would be dead in the water by now, but clearly it is still a hot topic in Spain, and whatever the player’s goal is, his agent is trying to pursue it.

Anything is still possible in the final few days of the transfer window, and only once the deadline passes, can we truly put this one to bed.

  • FRENKIE DEJONG: fact file
  • De Jong made his Ajax debut in 2018 and by 2019 he was playing in the semi-finals of the Champions League.
  • He played 59 games under manager Erik ten Hag, losing only six times.
  • Barcelona paid £65 million to sign him, he is their sixth most expensive signing.
  • He has played 139 times for Barcelona, ​​scoring 13 times, including in the final as they won the 20/21 Copa del Rey.
  • At the age of 25 he already has more than 40 international caps with the Netherlands and is looking ahead to his first World Cup.

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