Frenkie de Jong‘s brokers have arrived in Barcelona amid continued uncertainty over the midfielder’s future on the membership, with Manchester United and Chelsea nonetheless pursuing his signing.
Ali Dursun and Hasan Cetinkaya, who additionally signify Barcelona striker Martin Braithwaite, flew in to the town on Wednesday and are anticipated to carry talks with the Catalan membership within the coming days over each of their shoppers.
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De Jong’s future has been the topic of a lot consideration all through the summer time. ESPN revealed in July that Barca had agreed a payment of round €85 million with United, together with add-ons, whereas Chelsea are additionally .
Nonetheless, the participant has to this point most popular to stay at Camp Nou.
Barca, in the meantime, have informed De Jong that if he needs to remain he should cut back his wage, though sources have informed ESPN he’s reluctant to take action at this stage.
Sources confirmed to ESPN earlier this week that Barca despatched a letter to De Jong’s camp in July warning that the contract renewal he signed in 2020 beneath the earlier board had alleged irregularities.
Sources near the participant mentioned the contract is authorized and declare the letter that Barca despatched was supposed to place stress on De Jong to both settle for a transfer away or agree a wage discount.
Barca’s board imagine there have been potential irregularities in different renewals signed on the identical time by Marc-Andre ter Stegen, Gerard Pique and Clement Lenglet.
Nonetheless, the timing of Barca’s ways has drawn questions as they attempt to increase funds and cut back their wage invoice to have the ability to register their summer time signings.
Regardless of that, De Jong stays joyful in Barcelona along with his girlfriend and scored in Sunday’s 6-0 pleasant win over Mexican aspect Pumas UNAM at Camp Nou.
Dursun and Cetinkaya additionally signify Braithwaite, who has been informed by Barca to discover a new membership. The Denmark striker was neglected of the squad for the tour of america final month and has not featured in preseason.
Braithwaite, 31, was even jeered by Barca supporters earlier than Sunday’s recreation in opposition to Pumas. Sources have informed ESPN he’s open to leaving the membership, who he joined as an emergency signing from Leganes for €20m in 2020, however provided that the provide is correct for him.
In the meantime, Barca proceed to barter additional wage changes with Pique and Sergio Busquets. Sources have mentioned talks have gone effectively to this point.
Each gamers, together with Jordi Alba, agreed pay cuts final summer time to allow Memphis Depay, Eric Garcia and Sergio Aguero to be registered, and so they might need to do the identical this 12 months.
With Barca set to kick off the brand new LaLiga season on Saturday in opposition to Rayo Vallecano, none of their 5 signings have been registered with the Spanish league, nor have the brand new contracts signed by Ousmane Dembele and Sergi Roberto.
The membership have to this point bought property price over €600m and at the moment are ready to register a few of their signings. Nonetheless, a league supply informed ESPN extra money have to be raised — or wages lower — earlier than Saturday to register everybody.