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Xavi admits he’s not sure if Frenkie de Jong will keep or go

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Barcelona coach Xavi has admitted he doesn’t know whether or not Frenkie de Jong will nonetheless be on the membership by the point the summer time switch window closes however is hoping that the Dutchman stays.

De Jong has been pursued for the previous couple of months by Manchester United, with Chelsea additionally progressing in talks for the previous Ajax star extra lately.

United have agreed an €85m deal with Barcelona however encountered a major setback over an estimated €20m nonetheless owed to De Jong by the Catalan giants in deferred wages.

United had thought of contributing to paying off that sum in an effort to push issues by, earlier than Chelsea then got here on the scene.

Barcelona want to promote to boost funds and area on the wage invoice that can enable them to register the brand new signings which have come on this summer time. De Jong himself stays glad and settled in Spain.

“I do not know what’s going to occur to Frenkie de Jong. Till August 31 something can occur…” Xaxi stated in regards to the ongoing saga. “He is aware of what I believe and what the membership need and want. In fact I am relying on him, he is an excellent participant.”

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Membership president Joan Laporta tried to be considerably extra optimistic about De Jong’s future, including: “Frenkie is our participant and we wish him to remain at Barcelona, he desires to remain too.

“With him and his teammates, we now have a really highly effective midfield. He has presents, however we wish him to remain.”

De Jong, who made 45 appearances final season however it’s arguably Barcelona’s most saleable asset, was bizarrely used at centre-back for a few of pre-season. The membership will get their La Liga season underway subsequent Saturday when Rayo Vallecano go to Camp Nou.

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