Manchester United are targeting a double midfield signing in 2023.
The Red Devils are not planning a major overhaul of their squad in January, with Erik ten Hag set to wait until the end of the season.
But he will then look to bring in exciting talent - and De Jong and Bellingham are at the top of his wishlist.
Man Utd were linked with De Jong all summer, with Ten Hag keen to reunite with the Dutch international he brought through at Ajax.
But a deal never materialised and he ended up staying at Barcelona.
Meanwhile, Bellingham committed to Borussia Dortmund for one more season but is set to leave in the summer.