Manchester United report: Major transfer target says he would rather stay put than join Red Devils

Frenkie de Jong in action for Barcelona.
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Manchester United target Frenkie de Jong has talked down his chances of a summer move to Old Trafford, insisting he would prefer to stay at Barcelona.

The Netherlands international has been strongly linked with the Red Devils since his former Ajax mentor Erik ten Hag agreed to take the manager’s job in Manchester.

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.