De Jong “is a Barca player and unless we have a need or interest in selling him, we don’t want to sell him,” Laporta said as the club unveiled new signing Franck Kessie.
“We know he has offers. If at some moment we were interested, we would consider it, but right now, we’re not selling the player,” Laporta insisted.
Laporta also revealed the club had made an offer to France international Ousmane Dembele, whose contract with Barca expired at the end of June.
“Ousmane is no longer a Barca player, but we made him an offer,” said Laporta. “He hasn’t accepted it yet, but he wants to continue talking.
“We’re going to carry on speaking, at least for now.”
“We discussed the transfer market in general, but I’m not going to specify if he spoke to me about a player in particular,” said Laporta.