According to Barcelona president Joan Laporta, Frenkie de Jong “wants to stay” despite interest from Manchester United.

The Premier League club agreed a £63.5 million deal for the Dutch midfielder, 25, last month, but the transfer is still pending.

De Jong scored after coming on at halftime in Barcelona’s 6-0 friendly win over Pumas UNAM on Sunday.

“He is a great Barcelona player, and we want him to stay,” Laporta said.

“He has offers, but we and he both want him to stay.”

De Jong has been linked with a move to Chelsea, but he is also a top target for new Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag, whose team lost 2-1 at home to Brighton on Sunday in his debut.

According to reports, Barcelona wants De Jong to take a pay cut if he stays at the Nou Camp despite the club’s financial difficulties.

The club is currently in a dispute with De Jong over wages deferred by the Dutchman in recent years that are now due to be paid.

Barcelona has spent over £120 million on new signings this summer, including Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, and Jules Kounde, with Andreas Christensen and Franck Kessie arriving on free transfers.

Meanwhile, Marcos Alonso, Chelsea’s Spain left-back, is close to joining the club.

This summer, Barcelona raised funds for transfers by selling shares in their domestic television rights and in-house production company, Barca Studios.

However, the club has failed to register the players with La Liga, citing a lack of funds.

If Barcelona’s new signings are not registered in time, they will be unavailable for Saturday’s season opener against Rayo Vallecano.

Meanwhile, four of Barcelona’s newcomers played in their 6-0 friendly win over Pumas of Mexico, with Lewandowkski impressing on his debut.

The Pole, who joined from Bayern Munich for £42.6 million last month, opened his account in the third minute with a neat finish from a tight angle, while also assisting Pedri twice.

Raphinha, who joined from Leeds this summer in a deal worth up to £55 million, also started, with Kessie and Kounde coming on as second-half substitutes.

The scoring was completed by goals from Ousmane Dembele, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, and De Jong.