Despite what has been reported in the media, Frenkie de Jong is eager to join Manchester United.
According to the most recent update published by Sport today (news image provided below), the Red Devils believe the Dutch international would agree to join them once the financial dispute with Barcelona is resolved.
The Spanish news source has mentioned that the 25-year-old star is not willing to negotiate his departure until the issue of deferred wages and bonuses, which he should have received by now, is resolved.
Man Utd is prepared to help solve this dilemma but they understand the negotiation is mainly between De Jong and the Nou Camp outfit.
Despite reports that the player does not want to move to Old Trafford and despite claims that Chelsea is interested, Sport claims the Red Devils know they are favorites and have brought out all their artillery to get the deal done.
Ten Hag has spoken with the Netherlands star and the manager is convinced that the midfielder is open to joining United once his salary issues are resolved.
The operation is viable and that is exactly why the former Ajax coach has asked the 20-time English champions to wait, even until the final day of the summer transfer window, to seal the signing of the £67m-rated star.
The Blaugrana are clear the time has come to put their cards on the table and the player’s salary issue will be key. The next few days could be decisive and for now, De Jong has the upper hand.