Barcelona ‘want Manchester United duo’ in exchange for Frenkie de Jong and other rumors

Manchester United must swap Anthony Elanga and Scott McTominay if they want to land Frenkie de Jong from Barcelona, ​​according to reports.

The playmaker is rumored to be a target for new boss Erik ten Hag, who he worked with at Ajax. United are in the midfield market this summer with Paul Pogba, Nemanja Matic, Jesse Lingard and Juan Mata all set to leave.

There had been speculation that Barcelona considered Alex Telles, Marcus Rashford and even captain Harry Maguire as potential swap candidates. But Spanish journalist Gerard Romero (via the Express) claimed their interest in Elanga and McTominay was real.

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Talks over a potential De Jong deal could start in the “coming days”, he says, which could involve both United players. That said, boss Xavi has made his feelings clear, calling De Jong the ‘future’ of his team.

Meanwhile, Edinson Cavani is in talks over a potential exit to Boca Juniors, according to the Mirror. He claims the Uruguayan wasn’t happy when United brought in Cristiano Ronaldo after the club promised him not to buy another striker following Cavani’s 17 goals last season.

As it happened, the 35-year-old’s season was littered with injuries. Several reports have linked him with a return to South America and Boca Juniors appear to have won the race for the veteran.

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