MANCHESTER UNITED are reportedly set to launch a mega-money bid for Barcelona star Frenkie de Jong.
Mundo Deportivo claims Erik ten Hag is desperate to finally land his first Red Devils signing.
And an offer worth £65million plus add-ons is set to be made this week.
The bid could be enough to tempt broke Barcelona into a sale.
They told United earlier this month to cough up £74m for the Dutchman.
And the add-ons may total up to hit that figure.
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Should he arrive at Old Trafford, De Jong would be reunited with his former Ajax boss Ten Hag.
He would likely play at the base of midfield as Paul Pogba’s replacement.
And De Jong’s presence would certainly help Ten Hag implement his style of football quickly.
United CEO Richard Arnold knows how important a signing De Jong would be.
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And he told fans at a pub the club was doing “everything possible” to get the deal done.
Indeed, De Jong is just one of five signings Ten Hag is hoping to get this summer.
He wants to raid former club Ajax for defender Jurrien Timber and forward Antony.
And Ten Hag also wants free agent Christian Eriksen, as well as a backup goalie.
But rivals Man City could complicate United’s move for De Jong.
That’s because Barcelona want to sign Bernardo Silva as the Dutchman’s replacement.
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But Pep Guardiola insists he will not part ways with his Portuguese playmaker.
And despite needing a cash boost, Barca could yet insist on keeping hold of De Jong unless they find an adequate replacement first.
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