The transfer saga of the summer that is still yet to come to a concrete conclusion is the future of Frenkie de Jong who, for the moment, remains a Barcelona player.
When Erik ten Hag was unveiled as Man Utd manager, it seemed obvious that the Dutch manager was going to turn to his old players to help improve a United side that is in need of improvement.
The former Ajax boss already has raided his former side for their star centre-back, signing Lisandro Martinez. With United in need of a midfielder capable of winning the ball deep and progressing the ball quickly, it seemed a sure thing that de Jong would be next through the door at Old Trafford, fitting the profile of a ten Hag midfielder after their success together at Ajax.
Whilst ten Hag has clearly pushed for the move to go through, it has still stalled, with doubts about the player's interest and the financial situation at the Nou Camp all being reported as reasons for the move fizzling out and failing to materialise.
It's clear that Barcelona are hoping the player will leave so that they can get his high salary off the books, as well as making sure that their raft of summer signings can be officially registered. But, with de Jong being owed deferred wages and wanting to stay in Spain, the situation has dragged on. There has also been some reported interest from Chelsea, which could see ten Hag have one last big push for the former Ajax man before the window shuts, and maybe just convince him to join his new era at United.