Manchester City in race to sign Manchester United target, player wants Champions League football

Manchester City are also interested in Manchester United midfielder target Frenkie de Jong, who wants to continue playing in the Champions League, according to journalist Jonathan Shrager.

The Dutch midfielder’s future at Barcelona has been glossed over due to suggestions he feels unstable at Camp Nou.

De Jong is believed to be unhappy with his role under Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez and has not ruled out leaving the club this summer.

Barcelona don’t want to lose him but there are suggestions they could sell if they receive a fee in the region of 70 million euros in the next transfer window.

Manchester United were eyeing him even before Erik ten Hag became their manager, but it has been claimed that Manchester City are also interested in him.

Pep Guardiola is a huge admirer of the midfielder and is keen on signing him away from Barcelona this summer.

If De Jong becomes available, Manchester United are set to face serious competition from their local rivals for his signature.

He also wants to continue playing in the Champions League which gives Manchester City the edge over the Red Devils.

Xavi also wants to keep the Dutchman but at the moment there are no guarantees that he will stay at Camp Nou.

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