Frenkie de Jong is on the hit list at FC Barcelona. The proceeds from his sale are to be used to transfer Robert Lewandowski. The problem: the Dutchman doesn’t want to go at all.

De Jong stands in the way: FC Barcelona wants to sell Frenkie de Jong (25) to Manchester United to generate money for the planned signing of Robert Lewandowski. But de Jong refuses to leave the club. As the “Bild” newspaper reports, the Catalans are now threatening the Dutchman with a committee from the pre-season in the USA.

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ManUnited wants to pay 75 million euros: There had already been talk of threatened salary cuts, but now the club is apparently serious. As the “Bild” continues to write, Barcelona “want to do everything so that de Jong agrees to a move to Manchester United.” The reason: Barça has already agreed with the English that De Jong should go to the island for a base fee of 75 million euros switch.

Barça wants to spend 180 million: For the Spanish crisis club, the De Jong fee would be an urgently needed income. Because the cash-strapped Catalans want Robert Lewandowski, Raphina, Cesar Azpilicueta and Jules Koundé this summer despite their €1.35 billion debt. Estimated total cost: 180 million euros.