Manchester United refuse to waive Maguire for Barcelona in the De Jong deal

English press reports revealed that Manchester United rejected Barcelona’s attempt to sign defender Harry Maguire as part of a deal to sign Dutch midfielder Frenkie de Jong.

And the English newspaper “Sun” reported that the Spanish club was interested in transferring the heart of the English defense to the “Camp Nou” this summer

But United have been unwilling to part with their £80million defender, and new boss Eric Ten Hag are keen to partner with him.

Manchester United chose to pay De Jong’s £69million transfer fee to the entire squad and not waste Maguire despite the many mistakes he made last season.

Until recently, the two teams were far apart, but talks moved on over the weekend and there is hope for a compromise, which will give Tin Hag a boost; As he meets his new players to start pre-season training at Carrington

The two worked together at Ajax and the 25-year-old midfielder is considered the main target to usher in the new era for Tin Hag.

United are also hoping for good news about Christian Eriksen, who is currently making the decision between him and Brentford.

Meanwhile, 29-year-old Maguire is happy to remain at Old Trafford at this point in his career.