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Man Utd warn Barcelona to drop De Jong demands

Manchester United won't pay over the odds for Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

United have told Barcelona they won't blow their budget on a £70million summer deal for De Jong.

De Jong is one of United's top targets with incoming manager Erik ten Hag keen to work with the former Ajax midfielder again.

Barcelona want to recoup the £65m it cost to sign De Jong from Ajax in 2019.

A compromise remains some way off. United made it clear to Barca and De Jong's representatives that they cannot commit such a slice of their transfer funds to the Holland star.

Ten Hag will have to work on a limited budget when he officially starts work next week as United missed out on the Champions League.

He faces a major rebuilding job, with up to 10 players set to leave, but the club is determined to be disciplined in the transfer market, says the Daily Mail.

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