Barcelona turn down €40 million Manchester United bid for Sergi Roberto

Barcelona turn down €40 million Manchester United bid for Sergi Roberto

Barcelona turn down €40 million Manchester United bid for Sergi Roberto

It will be interesting to see if the club changes its stance on the player's unavailability or the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea are forced to look elsewhere to reinforce their respective squads.

Sergi Roberto is under contract with Barca until 2019 and the azulgrana are prioritizing a contract extension for the 25-year-old as manager Ernesto Valverde will most likely place him back at center midfield starting this season.

Barcelona have turned down a €40 million bid from Manchester United for Sergi Roberto, who is also a target for Chelsea.

Roberto, a 25-year-old Spanish worldwide who can play as either a midfielder or full-back, has been on the books of Barcelona since joining the club as a youngster in 2006.

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Considering his exploits for Blaugrana last season, Premier League clubs Manchester United and Chelsea have already been strongly linked with him, and latest reports from Spain claim that the Ligue 1 Champions Monaco are also interested in signing the versatile player this summer.

Throughout the summer, Man United and Chelsea appear to have been at loggerheads.

The Mundo Deportivo report suggests that Barca are unwilling to sell Roberto and have knocked back United's opening offer but the Express claim the defender has a £36m buyout clause which has now seemingly been met.

Just days after Neymar left the Nou Camp in a world record £198million transfer to Paris Saint-Germain, the Catalan giants could be set to lose another star.

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