So far this season, De Jong has scored four goals in 46 appearances plus four assists. He is under contract at the Nou Camp until 2026, having joined the club from Ajax for £65m in 2019.

With Manchester United planning to better its squad, and following the arrival of Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford, United have been particularly linked with a move for fresh players in some areas.

United are eager to move in search for new options in midfield; therefore, have made contact with the Catalan club over the possiblity of signing the midfielder this summer.

However, Xavi Hernandez went public with his intention to keep De Jong at the club, but opened up saying “I haven’t talked with him about his future,” he clarified. “He is playing at a very good level and has to continue here – he can be one of the best midfielders in the world for years to come…”

The 25-year-old, having previously worked with Erik ten Hag, many United fans still believe the young star will be heading for Old Trafford this summer.