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Manchester United has lost interest in this midfielder and is walking away

By Harry Smith

Manchester United has lost interest in this midfielder and is walking away

Frenkie De Jong remains the top priority and Adrien Rabiot would be a complement

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Another day has passed and Manchester United still has not signed anyone when we are just getting closer to the transfer deadline day, which is in exactly three weeks’ time. One of the main positions that Erik ten Hag is desperate for signings is the centre-midfield position as he only has Fred and McTominay in that area of the field.

Obviously, Frenkie De Jong is the main target this summer. He already knows Erik ten Hag and has played under him when they both were at Ajax and shook the world, beating Real Madrid and Juventus in the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League season. However, the 25-year-old player has made it very clear that he doesn’t want to leave FC Barcelona.

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Despite this, the Red Devils haven’t given up on him just yet. That is why they have decided to back off from their approach for one of the alternatives they had for the Dutch player. It’s not Adrien Rabiot either. The Juventus player is still negotiating alongside his mother/agent with Manchester United representatives.

According to the Italian news site ‘CalcioMercato’, the 19-times Premier League winners have decided to backtrack their interest in Sergej Milinković-Savić who looks like will stay at Lazio another season. It appears that the principal reason why they are not pulling the trigger is that the Rome side has no intention to sell him for less than €80 million.

All in for De Jong

Even though, Rabiot is very likely to end up playing at the Theatre of Dreams this campaign, he is not considered an alternative, but a complement for the FC Barcelona midfielder. Unfortunately, Frenkie wants to stay at Barça and if he had no other option but to leave, he would prefer Chelsea over United because of Champions League football.

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