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Barcelona Dash Man Utd’s Hope, Insist Frenkie de Jong Not For Sale

United have been dealt a big blow in the club’s quest to sign Frenkie de Jong as president  Joan Laporta has insisted that the player is not for sale.

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Dash Man Utd’s Hope, Insist Frenkie de Jong Not For Sale

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.

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Dash Man Utd’s Hope, Insist Frenkie de Jong Not For Sale

De Jong, 25, has been heavily linked with a move to United and a reunion with former boss Erik ten Hag, who is preparing for his first season at Old Trafford.

Laporta also revealed the club had made an offer to 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.”

Laporta also acknowledged having lunch with Jorge Mendes, the agent of Portugal superstar Cristiano who is reportedly looking to leave United.

“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.

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