Here is Monday’s news and gossip concerning Manchester United:
The 28-year-old is set to complete his move after Barca’s UEFA Super Cup clash with Sevilla on Tuesday.
However, the move could be scuppered by Manchester City, who themselves are hoping to sign the Spaniard, according to Mundo Deportivo.
The Citizens have reportedly spoken to both the player and the Catalan side about a potential move.
The Red Devils have reportedly agreed a four-year deal with Lazio captain Lucas Biglia, according to the Metro.
However, the Premier League side have yet to agree a fee with the Serie A club.
Louis van Gaal has made an enquiry about Tottenham striker Harry Kane, the Daily Mirror report.
United are desperately thin on striker options currently, prompting the Dutchman to go after the 22-year-old who shone in the top flight last year.
Finally, Wolfsburg’s director of sport Klaus Allofs has admitted that Man United target Kevin De Bruyne has been unsettled by speculation linking him with a Premier League return, according to the Daily Express.
“I think some other clubs have definitely turned Kevin’s head,” he claimed.