Published: Sat, December 08, 2018
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De Jong amid Barca, City and PSG links

De Jong amid Barca, City and PSG links

Paris Saint-Germain are thought to be leading the chase for the 21-year-old's signature, with a deal worth €75m (£67m/$85m) with Manchester City and Barcelona also in the mix.

Now it appears he is going to miss out on another target - De Telegraaf are reporting that De Jong has made a decision to sign for PSG, in a deal worth €75 million.

According to Dutch publication De Telegraaf, the 21-year-old has chosen the French champions ahead of the Citizens and is set to make the move next season.

The news of PSG's interest is of no major concern to Ten Hag, who insists his squad - including De Jong - are exclusively focused on staying in touch with Eredivisie leaders PSV by beating PEC Zwolle on Saturday. There are so many I look at, especially the midfielders.

"You have to do your defensive work but I like to see players who understand the game, players with a lot of vision".

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.


"I think it's fantastic for the player himself, but also for Ajax".

"The dark blue jersey of France's upcoming champions PSG, not the light blue one of Manchester City, will nearly certainly become De Jong's next summer", the paper said. Then we will see.

De Jong has been capped five times by the Netherlands and played a key role in their Nations League campaign where they next face England in June 2019. But I am not sure.

"I don't pay attention to it", De Jong said.

Manchester City needs someone to replace the ageing Fernandinho.

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

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