Tuesday’s biggest Man United news and transfer rumour gossip.
The news could prompt the club into searching for an alternative as they are still short of cover in defensive areas.
Barcelona forward Pedro, 27, wants to leave for more first-team football and could join Manchester United for 30m euros (£21.4m) but Barca manager Luis Enrique is against the move, according to Marca.
However, they will have to move quickly as the race for his signature is hotting up.
Paris St-Germain manager Laurent Blanc is confident 27-year-old Manchester United midfielder Angel Di Maria’s move will go ahead despite a hitch in negotiations, the Daily Express reports.
The Argentine international failed to report to San Jose to join the club on their pre-season tour of the United States last weekend, thus prompting more speculation that he is on his way out.
Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo, 25, is set to be fined £140,000 – two weeks’ wages – after passport issues prevented him from linking up with the club during their pre-season tour of the United States, the Daily Mail reports.
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal has challenged striker Wayne Rooney, 29, to become their equivalent of Manchester City’s Sergio Aguero by scoring 25 goals this season, the Manchester Evening News reports.