Frankie de Jong will travel with the Barcelona team for the preparations before the start of the new season.
The Dutchman was the first target of the new United coach, but this story has been circulating in the media for more than a month.
As things stand, De Jong was on the Barcelona plane that will fly to America for preparations this summer.
It would no doubt be another blow to United’s plans, as Ten Hag come to Old Trafford and have earmarked De Jong for the summer tour.
De Jong is reportedly adamant and keen to stay at Barcelona despite the two clubs having a mutual agreement. One thing is for sure – this is taking too long, even by United’s standards.