The La Liga giants rejected United’s opening bid for the Dutchman, which was worth around £51million with add-ons.
Although Barcelona are happy to sell De Jong, they want to get back the £65m they paid for him three years ago and the club have denied claims in Spain that they are on hold for £86m.
United want a deal that reflects Barcelona’s desire to sell De Jong and are therefore sticking with a deal closer to their original offer.
But the Manchester Evening News claim a new, improved offer is “imminent” and that United will submit it in the coming days.
It remains to be seen whether Barcelona will accept the offer but the club will need to sell before they can sanction newcomers like Bayern Munich’s Robert Lewandowski.
United are yet to make a signing this summer as the club are fully focused on negotiations for De Jong.
When the Dutchman comes through the door, United will turn their attention to securing the signatures of Christian Eriksen and Ajax winger Antony.
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https://metro.co.uk/2022/06/23/manchester-united-set-to-submit-second-bid-for-frenkie-de-jong-as-barcelona-dismiss-claims-they-want-86m-16878400/ Manchester United set to make second bid for Frenkie de Jong as Barcelona claim they want £86m | Soccer