Barcelona 'Have Evidence of Criminality In Frenkie de Jong's 2020 Contract Extension'

Barcelona have reportedly told Frenkie de Jong that they want to rip up his current contract and revert back to the original terms he signed in 2019, alleging the lucrative deal handed to him by the club's former board involved 'criminality'.

De Jong's future has been the subject of huge speculation this summer with the Catalan giants desperate to either sell the Dutch midfielder or come to an agreement over the £17million he is owed in deferred wages.

Barcelona are in desperate financial trouble and selling De Jong would ease some of that financial pressure, as well as allow them to pursue a deal for Bernardo Silva from Manchester City.

De Jong is wanted by Manchester United and the Premier League giants agreed a £63m deal with Barcelona last month but he has no intention of joining a club that cannot offer Champions League football.