Ernesto Valverde
BARCELONA, SPAIN - DECEMBER 22: Ernesto Valverde, Manager of Barcelona looks on prior to the La Liga match between FC Barcelona and RC Celta de Vigo at Camp Nou on December 22, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. (Photo by Alex Caparros/Getty Images)

Barcelona manager Ernesto Valverde has refused to be drawn on reports that Frenkie De Jong has turned a move to the Camp Nou in favor of joining Paris Saint-Germain.

Reports in the Spanish press say the Ajax midfielder has ‘broken an agreement’ to join the Catalan club in order to give the green light for a move to Paris.

There’s also talk that Barcelona are beginning to give up hope of signing the 22-year-old as they believe the French champions will complete a deal this year.

“Whether De Jong ends up at PSG or somewhere else, I do not know the future,” Valverde told reporters, as quoted by Football Espana.

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“When we see where he plays, we’ll make a judgment on it, but he is playing for Ajax and we are not talking about players from other teams.”

“Signing a forward? We will try to do that in this window but if we do not then we will continue with the players who are here and give chances to those in the B team.”

“My own future? When me or the club have something to say, we will communicate it, but we must not rush in. I do not understand all this intrigue, I have always said that there is good harmony, I have a contract in force and the deadlines that we have set are there, I have nothing to hide.”