Manchester United are growing increasingly confident of convincing Frenkie de Jong to join the club and hope to have an agreement in place this week.
De Jong’s preference is to stay at Barcelona but so far, the Dutchman has not said ‘no’ to a move to Old Trafford, SPORT report.
United’s hopes of landing the 25-year-old appear to be growing.
The report suggests the impression in Manchester after their latest contact with the midfielder’s representatives is that de Jong is listening to their offer with ten Hag very hopeful he can convince him to join the project at Old Trafford.
While his preference would be to stay at the Camp Nou, de Jong is aware that Barcelona are ready to sell him.
United are ready to move onto alternative midfield targets with Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich also sounding out a move for de Jong.
But as it stands, United are the only club prepared to meet Barcelona’s asking price.
United are also keen to sign Jurrien Timber from Ajax this summer while ten Hag has urged the club to join the race to sign free agent Christian Eriksen.