Frenkie de Jong delivers major Manchester United blow and plays down transfer rumours: ‘Barcelona is my dream’

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Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong has delivered a huge blow to their hopes of signing the Barcelona midfielder.

Reports in Spain emerged on Tuesday suggesting the Dutchman had forked out several million on a new house in the city, before he spoke out about the rumours over his future.

De Jong has been tipped for a £75million switch to Old Trafford to link-up with old Ajax boss Erik ten Hag - a facet to the gossip that the player admits is “logical”.

But the 25-year-old insists he wants to stay in Barcelona for the foreseeable future.

He told Dutch outlet AD: “I used to be reckless when I was asked about other clubs. That time has passed. I can't say anything about [contact with other clubs], but I prefer to stay at Barcelona.

“Of course I [see the United rumours] too. But I have not heard anything from the club, so I assume that nothing is concrete, or that an agreement has already been reached. Then there's no point in worrying about it.”

Barcelona remain in difficult financial straits as they look to build a squad capable of competing for major honours again, and De Jong is aware that he is perhaps the most sellable asset in the team.

He continued: “I understand that, but like I said: they haven’t said that to me, or anything. So I assume it's not serious.

“I imagined more [trophies], we have to be critical of that. But it's not like I've ever regretted my choice, certainly not. Barcelona has always been my dream club, from an early age. It still is.”

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