Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United:
Chelsea and Liverpool were also keen on the 27-year-old.
He may not be the only winger that United hope to sign from the Nou Camp outfit this summer, as the Metro report that the club are keen on completing a deal for Adama Traore.
The 19-year-old has a release clause of £10.6m, and Louis van Gaal is reportedly willing to pay that amount.
They are also closing in on a deal to sign Jasper Cillessen, after the Metro suggested that the Dutchman has already agreed his switch to the Premier League.
The reportedly former Ajax stopper will be unveiled as a new signing imminently.
As well as David de Gea and Victor Valdes, he could well be competing with Sergio Romero for a place in the side, after the Daily Mirror confirmed that the Argentinian had completed his move to Old Trafford.
The 28-year-old was a free agent, having left Sampdoria at the start of the summer.
Finally, Louis van Gaal has insisted that he will step down as Man United manager when his current contract expires in 2017, BBC Sport report.
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