De Jong’s contract with AC Milan is until summer this year and reportedly the Dutchman has demanded a three-year-deal on €70,000 per-week to remain at the San Siro.
Milan are unwilling to meet such demands unless they qualify for Champions League and going by the current dismal performance of the club, hopes of a place in Europe’s premier club competition look extremely slim.
Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reports that De Jong has reached an agreement with United coach Louis Van Gaal and that the player has already indicated to the Rossoneri he will leave at the end of the season.
Van Gaal is looking to strengthen his midfield this summer and De Jong has reportedly been target for the club for some time, especially since the 30-year-old has experience in the Premier League as he spent four years at rivals Manchester City before joining Milan in 2012.
De Jong had played under Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal at the World Cup in Brazil last summer.