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Man Utd boss ten Hag persists with De Jong pursuit as five signings targeted

Manchester United are not willing to give up on Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De Jong.

The Netherlands international has expressed his desire to stay at Barca this summer.

But the La Liga club's financial situation could force a sale.

Erik ten Hag, who coached De Jong at Ajax, wants to reunite with his former player at Old Trafford.

Goal reports that De Jong is one of five players that ten Hag is targeting in his first summer as United manager.

The outlet quotes sources as saying that "stars will have to align" for the deal to get completed.

Ten Hag desperately needs midfield reinforcements following the departures of Paul Pogba and Nemanja Matic this summer.

Barca are seeking at least €60m for De Jong.

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