"Play with him there?".
He would undoubtedly strengthen Liverpool, but one man who might be somewhat relieved about the club's stance is Joe Gomez.
"I think he (De Jong) had a great season".
Moreover, the Blaugrana are plotting the sale of Samuel Umtiti this summer so as to accommodate Matthijs de Ligt who will be a regular starter in the team possibly at the expense of Frenchman Clement Lenglet.
De Ligt could very well be the signing that defines United's 2019/20 campaign.
The lack of Champions League football remains the biggest stumbling block for any potential deal.
United are also keen to sign Onana's defensive colleague Matthijs de Ligt.
Manchester City go into this summer's transfer window off the back of a sensational season in which they secured an unprecedented domestic treble.
"Only, I think Matthijs is the exception that confirms the rule. In my eyes, that must be a club where you can play".
He added: "I also hear Barcelona everywhere, but there you have to deal with Gerard Pique".
"What's not so clear is the coherency of the strategy and which of the players they're going to be able to get". Jurgen Klopp is believed to be had personal talks with the player's representatives. "One of the things that could benefit us is the player's desire to come here, but we will see if that really is what he wants in the end".