FRENKIE DE JONG is willing to part with nearly £6m in unpaid wages to take over Manchester City.

As SunSport revealed, Erik ten Hag wants the Barcelona star in United’s rivals, but City boss Pep Guardiola is also a big fan, missing out on him three years ago when the £400,000 a week after Barca’s tax bills were too good for the Dutch star to turn down. .


Frenkie de Jong could leave Barcelona this summer, and he is willing to forget Barcelona’s unpaid wagesCredit: rex

And while Etihad’s money men are unwilling to pay the £65m it cost to bring him to the Nou Camp from Ajax in 2019, De Jong’s stance on the money he is owed may prove decisive.

Barca are still struggling to get out of a financial crisis, in which players deferred 40 per cent of salaries for a year.

And midfielder De Jong is still owed an extraordinary figure, which he could give up to make a move a reality.

Guardiola is in the market for a midfielder to replace Fernandinho who is leaving.

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But Barca can request Bernardo Silva or Raheem Sterling as part of any deal.

Boss Xavi revealed this week that De Jong remains a key player in his plans.

But he admitted the club could still sell the 25-year-old this summer.

He said: “For me, he is a very important player.


“He has been a starter almost every time, except when he has been rotated.

He is a fundamental footballer, but then there is the financial situation of the club.

“He is a player that I like a lot, but we are going to see how the situation is.”

As SunSport revealed earlier this week, Dutchman De Jong may turn down a meeting with former Ajax boss Erik ten Hag as he wants to play Champions League football.

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