Manchester United ready to walk away from Frenkie de Jong transfer talks | Soccer

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Frenkie de Jong is valued at £73m by Barcelona (Photo by Joosep Martinson/Getty Images)

Manchester United are ready to end negotiations to sign Frenkie de Jong after Barcelona demanded more than £73m for the Dutchman.

The Red Devils are yet to make a signing this summer and instead focus on signing the Netherlands international.

Despite knowing a deal would not be easy for De Jong, United felt Barcelona’s financial difficulties would lead to an agreement sooner rather than later.

But the Catalans have turned down an offer in the region of £52m for the former Ajax man and are instead holding out for £73m, which they paid for De Jong three years ago.


De Jong happy to stay at Camp Nou (Photo by Perry vd Leuvert/NESImages/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)

Barcelona insist their hands are tied due to La Liga regulations, which stipulate they can only reinvest a third of the money they receive from sales, meaning they have to charge a hefty fee for De Jong .

But United feel their asking price does not fairly reflect the situation and the Daily Mail say the club are ready to exit talks.

United have offered Christian Eriksen a contract, set to become a free agent at the end of the month.

The Dane was seen more as a complement than an alternative alongside De Jong.

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