Reports in Catalan daily, Sport, suggest the 22-year-old is closing in on a move to the Premier League Champions, with United boss David Moyes admitting he is ready to spend in a bid to end his first season at the club with silverware.
While the worst kept secret of the summer looks set to end in days, inversely the ‘Wayne Rooney is not for sale’ stance looks set to be challenged by Barcelona.
The Spanish Champions will test David Moyes’ resolve with an offer which includes unwanted forward David Villa.
Villa has struggled to make a real impact since joining Barcelona from Spanish rivals Valencia. The arrival of Alexis Sanchez decreased his chances further and has since been linked with a host of clubs including Arsenal and Liverpool.