De Jong hasn’t exactly set the world alight since arriving from Ajax in 2019 and the Catalans are said to be prepared to cut their losses on the Netherlands international.
He was replaced by Pedri at half-time in the semi-final of the Supercopa de Espania in Saudi Arabia on Wednesday night.
Barcelona lost 3-2 in extra-time but were much improved by Pedri’s presence.
Given the emergence of Pedri, Gavi and Nico Gonzalez, and Barcelona’s precarious financial state, De Jong is considered a saleable asset.