Manchester United are interested in signing Frenkie de Jong, but they face an uphill battle.

Erik ten Hag managed De Jong at Ajax, but his presence at United is not considered a pull for the midfielder. De Jong would prefer to remain with Barcelona, but he's been told he is surplus to requirements. De Jong would prefer to join a club in the Champions League, which United will not be due to their disappointing season.

Manchester City are among the other clubs interested in De Jong.