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Arsenal, Man City or Man United: Who is more likely to sign this first-team player if he refuses a new contract with Barcelona?

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Barcelona have offered Frenkie de Jong a new and improved contract several months ago but the midfielder’s camp has yet to officially make a response and this fueled further speculation that FDJ is going to leave the club in the summer.

De Jong’s contract with Barcelona expires in 2026 and the club’s financial woes might actually force Laporta to offload him even before the Dutch international can make up his mind. Last summer, Barca opted not to lose the midfielder and even though he remains a very important player, this time around, the Catalans are in dire need of transfer funds.

Manchester United have been trying to land Frenkie de Jong ever since Erik ten Hag took charge of the club and as per Mundo Deportivo, the Premier League side are still crazy about signing him. However, Barcelona’s financial distress is an open secret which is why Arsenal and even Man City have also joined the bandwagon.

Which move will Frenkie de Jong prefer if he has to leave Barcelona?

According to TEAMTalk, Manchester United are planning to offer a swap deal for Frenkie de Jong which will see Bruno Fernandes go the other way but the Portugal international is far too important for Man United’s plans to even think of sending him out this summer.

However, Man United will actively bid for the midfielder but without Champions League football, it will be next to impossible for Erik ten Hag to reunite with his former Ajax star.

A move to Manchester City will be very tempting for De Jong as Guardiola looks for a long-term partner for Rodri but if Arsenal can win the Premier League, they will make a very strong case for themselves.

Thomas Partey is going to leave in the summer which will open up a central midfield position and someone like Frenkie de Jong can come and slot right now.

To conclude, Manchester United might be the most interested in signing the 27-year-old but the Red Devils are behind Man City and Arsenal in this transfer race. Unless Frenkie de Jong is absolutely hell-bent to play under Ten Hag once again, Man United are unlikely to get their hands on the midfielder.

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