It would seem that Manchester United will not give up on their dream of acquiring Frankie de Jong. They may be preparing to make a new offer for the Netherlands international player in the next week. The Catalan giants have previously turned down a bid of €70 million for the midfielder. But they might be open to discussing a sale for a sum around the neighborhood of €85 million. However, Manchester United will still have a difficult time persuading the midfielder to go even if they are successful in increasing their offer to get Frankie De Jong. The Dutchman was away on foreign service when speculations of a transfer began to circulate, but he denied such reports.
Last week, many stories said that a deal between the two clubs was going to be finalized soon. Rumour also had it that United had made an official offer. However, at that time, the trail seemed to have gone cold. This has led to suspicion that there is a standstill owing to a €20-40 million gap in the valuations of the player by the two clubs. A breakthrough in the Frankie De Jong deal would be music to the ears of United fans. Since many of them are already tired of watching rivals such as Manchester City and Liverpool get their transfer business done early.
However, Fabrizio Romano believes that United executives are engaging in discussions on a possible fresh offer. A conversation that Club CEO Richard Arnold had with fans over the course of the weekend also helped him gain notoriety in connection with Frankie De Jong. The final word is still unsaid.