Manchester United’s second offer for Frenkie de Jong has been rejected by Spanish side Barcelona, according to Spanish media outlet Marca.
De Jong is a key transfer target for Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag as he seeks to rebuild a Manchester United team that finished sixth in the Premier League last season.
According to Marca, Manchester United’s first offer for De Jong was €60million guaranteed plus €20million in add-ons which was rejected weeks ago.
Manchester United submitted a second offer this week which was increased to €65million guaranteed cash plus €20million in add-ons which has also been rejected by Barcelona.
According to Marca, Barcelona are demanding a minimum of €75million as guaranteed cash for De Jong.
Barcelona paid Ajax around €75million in 2019 for De Jong according to the report and the Spanish side do not intend going lower for the midfielder.
Despite their financial difficulties, the report adds Barcelona are not desperate to sell De Jong and are ready to wait for Manchester United to meet their demands for the midfielder.
Meanwhile, according to Teleradiostereo via Inside Futbol, Italian side AS Roma are no longer interested in signing Manchester United forward Anthony Martial.
Manchester United are open to selling the Frenchman this summer after falling down the pecking order at the club.
After failing to get regular playing time at Manchester United, Martial joined Sevilla on loan for the second-half of last season but he flopped at Sevilla.
Roma are believed to have been put off by the finances involved with bringing Martial to Italy. The Frenchman’s contract at Old Trafford expires in 2024.