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Barcelona know their position after news that PSG have nearly signed Frenkie de Jong

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It's no secret that Barcelona have been chasing Frenkie de Jong for some time as the Dutchman has been openly talked about at the club.

De Jong has been one of three midfield targets since the end of the summer along with Paul Pogba and Adrien Rabiot.

As we know, Barca don't typically have much trouble when it comes to convincing players to join and it's usually up to other clubs to convince players otherwise.

Only in De Jong's case, it appears that has happened - and it's those Parisian's again.

Paris Saint-Germain famously convinced Neymar to ditch Camp Nou for the Parc des Princes a little over a year ago and reliable Dutch outlet De Telegraaf claim they're on the verge of signing De Jong.

It would reportedly set PSG back €75 million - quite an astonishing amount for an Eredivisie player and a fee that understandably puts them at the front of the queue.

There has been a lot of interest in Barcelona's reaction to potentially losing out on one of their key targets and fortunately, we haven't had to wait long for it.

Spanish outlet AS reports that Barca feel nothing has changed and that they've had to be prepared for these kinds of stories - meaning they're seemingly taking the 'it's not over until he's starred in a cringy reveal video' approach.

Frenkie de Jong is reportedly close to joining PSG.

This is the club that completed a deal for Malcom while he was quite literally preparing to board a plane to Rome, remember.

The Catalonians do feel there's a problem in front of them, however: how do they convince him to join without breaking their wage structure?

It wouldn't be the first time PSG took a player's eye from Barca.

Barca appear to have quite a strict wage hierarchy and don't want to break that - something that they worry PSG, and potentially Manchester City, aren't so fussed about.

Convincing De Jong might take one hell of a speech.

Topics:
Ajax
Football
Adrien Rabiot
Paul Pogba
Paris Saint-Germain
La Liga
Neymar
Manchester City

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