Barcelona have reached an agreement with Manchester United for De Jong. Check out what’s holding the transfer

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Spanish side Barcelona are still negotiating to sell Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong to Manchester United despite Barcelona president Joan Laporta insisting the midfielder isn’t for sale.

Manchester United and Barcelona have reached an agreement on the value of the transfer, which is €87million but both clubs differ on the structure.

According to transfer expert Gerard Romero, Manchester United’s last offer for De Jong is €65million guaranteed plus €22million in add-ons.

However, Barcelona want €75million guaranteed from Manchester United plus €12million in add-ons.

Barcelona want a bulk of the transfer to be paid now so they can reinvest the funds into their squad this summer.

De Jong has returned to Spain from holiday and is in constant communication with Man United boss Erik ten Hag.

Barcelona remain keen on selling De Jong to Manchester United despite Laporta’s comments last week claiming he would do everything in his power to keep the midfielder at Barcelona.

Barcelona manager Xavi has also told Barcelona not to sanction the transfer of De Jong to Man United until they have gotten a replacement, which is supposed to be Man City midfielder Bernardo Silva.

So Barcelona and Manchester United have reached an agreement of €87million for De Jong but are yet to agreee how the €87million will be paid.