Manchester United to move for Frenkie de Jong?
Manchester United could make a surprise approach to sign Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong during the January transfer window.
The Red Devils could pursue a new central midfielder in the New Year, and De Jong is one of the high-profile names linked.
The Blaugrana are not looking to part ways with the Dutchman, but El Nacional claims that United could test their resolve.
The Catalan giants are currently under a financial crisis with La Liga restricting them from spending due to their hefty wage bill.
They will need to recoup funds from player sales first, and it is claimed that United are prepared to make a bid of around £47m for De Jong.
Blaugrana president Joan Laporta recently confirmed that the club want to sign new players in January, but they are not in a position to do so.
Xavi Hernandez is keen on bolstering the attack in particular. He has his sights on landing Manchester City's Ferran Torres valued at £43m.