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Barcelona demand swap in Man City talks for Frenkie de Jong

Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong is willing to take a major pay-cut to join Manchester City.

De Jong is reportedly ready to forego almost £6million in outstanding wages to seal a move to Manchester City this summer.

Pep Guardiola missed out on the chance to sign the Holland midfielder when he moved to the Camp Nou from Ajax in a £65million deal in 2019, but is now set to lose club captain Fernandinho.

The Sun says the 25-year-old is still owed those unpaid wages, but add he could waive that figure if he is allowed to leave for the Etihad Stadium in the upcoming transfer window.

However, the report claims Barcelona are demanding Raheem Sterling or Bernardo Silva - both who have attracted interest from the Catalan side over the past 12 months - are part of any deal.

The report comes after Barcelona boss Xavi refused to rule out selling de Jong this summer as they continue to come to terms with their dire financial situation, but insisted he remains key to his plans.


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