Frenkie De Jong has no intention of leaving Barcelona in January, according to reports. Manchester United were embroiled in a transfer wrangle for the Dutchman over the summer.
As reported by Manchester Evening News in May, Erik ten Hag outlined De Jong – who he managed at Ajax – as his key transfer target. However, issues over deferred unpaid wages proved the main stumbling block in completing a deal.
Now, Spanish outlet Sport claim the midfielder is not interested in leaving the Camp Nou midway through the campaign. Barcelona are currently top of La Liga on goal difference but suffered a humiliating Champions League departure in midweek – their second group-stage exit in consecutive seasons.
Meanwhile, United have apparently sent scouts to watch Bayer Leverkusen defender Jeremie Frimpong. The 21-year-old has emerged as one of Europe’s top prospects since arriving in Germany last year.
Right-back has provided a conundrum for Ten Hag since his appointment in May. Aaron Wan-Bissaka has been sidelined for most of the season, allowing Diogo Dalot to stake his claim in the side. Frimpong – signed from Celtic for an undisclosed fee – is a Dutch under-21 international valued at £30million and the Express claim United are monitoring him.