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De Jong agent plays down €75m PSG reports

08 December 2018

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.

De Jong is interested in lining up alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in preference to moving to Manchester.

However, according to De Telegraaf, PSG have agreed to meet that price, and the Netherlands worldwide will move to the French capital in next summer's transfer window.

He was a target for Manchester City in January, as Pep Guardiola seeks to add depth to his midfield.

"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.

Ajax director Marc Overmars confirmed he had held talks with the French champions regarding the fee, but did admit no final agreement is in place yet.

The 21-year-old midfielder has become one of Europe's most sought after products after starring for the Eredivisie side over the past year.

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After that, De Jong says he could depart the club or remain for another season.

De Jong has been compared to Dutch great Johan Cruyff in terms of his talent, even if his specific skillset means he is not the same kind of player. Then we will see.

'Maybe I'll stay for another year, maybe I'll leave.

De Jong has scored twice in 22 games for Ajax this season while also playing in all 10 of their Champions League matches. But I am not sure, ' he told the paper.

De Jong is well aware of the intense speculation surrounding his future but has insisted he's not letting it sidetrack him in any way.

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.

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De Jong agent plays down €75m PSG reports