FRENKIE DE JONG was involved in an awkward exchange after being asked whether he was joining Manchester United this summer.
The Red Devils are determined to reunite the former Ajax ace with his old boss Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford.
The Barcelona star moved to the Nou Camp from the Dutch giants in 2019 but has failed to convince.
And that has led to intense speculation that he could be heading to United this summer.
De Jong is currently on international duty with Holland and he spoke to the media yesterday after the 2-2 draw with Poland.
But it was his club situation rather than national duty that journalists wanted to know about.
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De Jong was asked: “Are you going from the beaches of Catalonia to the cold of Manchester?”
And the 25-year-old star replied: “No… I think… I can’t say anything.”
The awkward exchange comes after reports that United have already had a £60million bid turned down for the Dutch midfielder.
But Barcelona could opt to sell to raise money for other transfer targets.
However, boss Xavi recently claimed that De Jong remains in his plans for next term.
He said: “I have said many times that Frenkie is very important.
“He’s a key player. Then there is also the financial situation of the club and it has to be decided. I’m not talking about Frenkie, in general.”