Barcelona preparing £100m transfer for Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford

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The England international was reportedly close to agreeing a new deal at Old Trafford, but could be forced into a rethink

Barcelona want to bring Marcus Rashford to Spain in a deal worth £100million, according to reports.

The Manchester United striker is likely to lead the line for the Red Devils on Tuesday night at the Camp Nou in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final.

Marcus Rashford could well be on the move this summer

Marcus Rashford could well be on the move this summer

Barca hold a 1-0 advantage over the Premier League side and could be prepared to strike an even more telling blow once the summer transfer window opens.

The 21-year-old has 12 months remaining on his current deal at Old Trafford, with reports earlier this month suggesting the striker was ‘close’ to signing a whopping £70million deal over five years.

However, the delay in talks means Barcelona are hoping to take advantage. According to the Daily Mirror, the Catalonians believe they can steal a march on their bitter rivals Real Madrid.

New United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer sees the England international as vital to his future plans, despite reports claiming he will get a £100million transfer budget in the summer.

Solskjaer sees the 21-year-old as crucial to his future plans

Solskjaer sees the 21-year-old as crucial to his future plans

Barca flop Philippe Coutinho is actually a reported target, with coach Ernesto Valverde likely to encourage the sale to fund moves for his top targets.

Rashford is not the only United player linked with a move to Spain this summer, with Paul Pogba and Real boss Zinedine Zidane doing little to dampen rumours of a monumental move at the end of the season.

The 25-year-old has already called it a ‘dream’ to play for Los Blancos.



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