Key target Frenkie De Jong set to join PSG for £66.8m

Ajax's Frenkie De Jong agrees to join Paris Saint-Germain over Manchester City

Ajax's Frenkie De Jong agrees to join Paris Saint-Germain over Manchester City

According to Dutch newspaper, De Telegraaf Paris Saint-Germain have reportedly all but sealed a €75 million (£67 million) deal for Ajax midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

Although PSG are indeed interested in de Jong, they do not intend to spend €75m, and the club is adamant that there is no deal whatsoever.

On Thursday, reports also emerged of a possible €75million move to Ligue 1 champions PSG in the off-season, however the 21-year-old star is uncertain of his club future beyond the 2018-19 campaign.

"The only thing I can and will say is that there is still no agreement", said De Jong, a Barcelona target.

World Cup victor Mbappe remains one of De Jong's biggest admirers and has urged boss Thomas Tuchel to push the board to sign the playmaker.

De Jong made the move to Ajax from Willem II in 2016, where he won the Jupiter League Talent of the Season in 2016-17 for the club's reserve team Jong Ajax. Maybe I'll stay for another year, maybe I'll leave.

"You have to do your defensive work but I like to see players who understand the game, players with a lot of vision". But I am not sure.

British papers have linked De Jong with Manchester City, who are also said to be prepared to pay the asking price, and with Barcelona.

On the ongoing speculation, De Jong added: "I don't pay attention to it".

And de Jong has admitted he himself is an admirer of Guardiola's passing-based style of football.

On praise for him from PSG forward Kylian Mbappe, he said: "It makes me happy to hear what Mbappe said about me".

The 21-year-old Dutch worldwide has impressed at club and global level this year, alerting the likes of Barcelona, Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City to his talents.

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