Barcelona tell transfer targets Frenkie de Jong's Man Utd deal will raise funds for signings amid Raphinha bid | The Sun

BARCELONA have assured transfer targets significant funds will be raised after Frenkie de Jong's move to Manchester United amid their bid to sign Leeds star Raphinha.

Barca have been embroiled in an intense bidding war to land the winger along with Chelsea and Arsenal but are struggling to meet the Whites' £55million asking price.

According to Manchester Evening News, however, the Blaugrana are confident money won't be an issue after De Jong joins United for a reported £56m fee.

Reports suggest the Red Devils have reached an agreement with the Catalan giants and hope the midfielder will link up with the rest of the team in time to fly to Bangkok for pre-season.

The Netherlands international has accepted he will have to leave the Nou Camp this summer and reunite with former Ajax boss Erik ten Hag at Old Trafford.

Barcelona president Joan Laporta will wait for the deal to go through first before sanctioning moves in the market.

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But Laporta appears confident that the club's transfer targets' financial wishes will be met once De Jong signs with United.

The Spanish outfit are looking to challenge for high honours this season following a turbulent campaign that saw them struggle at the beginning before manager Xavi took over and turned things around.

Raphinha is among Barcelona's top targets to help them return to the top.

Barca are facing intense competition for the Brazil international as Chelsea had a bid accepted by Leeds.

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However, the 25-year-old has snubbed the Blues' advances and has his heart set on a move to the Nou Camp.

The Blaugrana are also trying to sign Bayern Munich's wantaway superstar Robert Lewandowski.

The Polish striker is still under contract with the German champions until next year.

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