Premier League side Manchester United is close to agreeing a deal with Barcelona for midfielder Frenkie de Jong.
As reported by Sky Sports News, United and Barcelona have a 'broad agreement' on the fee that is believed to be €65m plus performance-related add-ons.
Discussions continue over the finer details of the agreement, but there appears to be an increased confidence a deal can be struck.
Personal terms are not expected to be a problem.
If United finalise the deal for the 25-year-old, it could trigger a cascade effect in terms of other signings. Free agent Christian Eriksen is rumoured to be waiting to confirm De Jong’s arrival before committing his own future to United.
Manchester United had a new direct contact today for Frenkie de Jong deal. 🚨🇳🇱 #MUFC— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 27, 2022
After €65m new verbal bid, Barça ask for €85/86m fee. The agreement is finally getting closer as clubs are in talks about add-ons to reach €85m full package.
Work in progress between clubs. pic.twitter.com/tXZiPKD9NN