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Man City set to outbid Spurs, Barcelona for De Jong deal

Manchester City are closing on a deal for Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

The Mirror says City have blown the competition out of the water and are close to sealing a £61million deal for Ajax star Frenkie De Jong.

The 21-year-old defensive midfielder is seen by City boss Pep Guardiola as the long-term replacement for Fernandinho, who is 34 in May.

Barcelona and Tottenham have been tracking the young Dutchman for months but both clubs are believed to have accepted that De Jong is heading for the Etihad.

De Jong's ability to quickly move the ball with speed and accuracy, his creative passing and mobility make him a natural fit for City who have advanced their plans to sign the Holland star in the summer.

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