Sports : Barcelona ‘offered chance’ to rescue Donny van de Beek from Manchester United and could offer Samuel Umtiti to complete transfer

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Manchester United have reportedly offered Donny van de Beek to Barcelona, with Samuel Umtiti offered as a makeweight for the deal.

The Netherlands international moved to Old Trafford last summer after bursting onto the scene with Ajax during their incredible 2018/19 season.


Ronald Koeman wants to reunite Van de Beek (right) with Frenkie de Jong at Barcelona, according to reports

Despite big expectations following his £39million move, the 24-year-old has flattered to deceive and appears to have fallen completely out of favour under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

According to The Express, Barca are keen on a move for the midfielder, despite making just three starts at the Theatre of Dreams in the previous campaign.

Boss Ronald Koeman is an admirer and would love to reunite De Beek with former Ajax colleague Frenkie de Jong, with whom he developed a great relationship with in midfield.

Barcelona have already splashed the cash this summer, going Dutch by signing Memphis Depay as well as Argentine forward Sergio Aguero, but are now under financial pressure to sell players.

Umtiti has been offered to Old Trafford as part of the deal for De Beek


Umtiti has been offered to Old Trafford as part of the deal for De Beek

Lionel Messi was forced to accept a 50% pay cut in order to remain at the Camp Nou, with Koeman reportedly ready to offer Umtiti to United.

The France international, who won the World cup in 2018, was linked with a move to the Premier League side after the tournament in Russia three years ago, but a move never materialised.

Umtiti lost his place to Clement Llenglet after losing form following a series of injuries and could be signed to partner Harry Maguire at the back.

Raphael Varane remains the top target for the club, with the Real Madrid centre-half potentially joining compatriot Umtiti in Manchester imminently.

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