Sky Sports understands that the Red Devils are pushing to sign 23-year-old Frenchman Ousmane Dembele on loan for the remainder of the season.
Yesterday, there were a few reports indicating that United was willing to offer a fee in the region of €75m including add-ons, but now it's understood that the dialogue between United and Barcelona involves a loan deal only.
Man United has been persistently linked with a move for Borussia Dortmund winger Jadon Sancho but to this point, Dortmund hasn't been satisfied by United's valuation of the player, which falls well short of the €120m figure they have touted.
If United can get a deal for Dembélé done, it will likely spell the end of their pursuit of Sancho. For Barcelona, that could pave the way for Memphis Depay to seal a switch to the Camp Nou.
We will see how the dominoes fall in this transfer saga and keep you updated as developments emerge.
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