Manchester United linked with £36m move for Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto

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According to reports emerging from Spain, Manchester United are one of the three clubs that are willing to pay the release clause of Barca midfielder Sergi Roberto.

The 25-year-old has worked hard and earned himself the contention for a regular spot in the Barca first team. He made 39 appearances last season with 7 coming off the bench.

He is currently under contract at the Nou Camp until at-least 2019 but his release clause is known to be relatively low at just 40 million euros (£36m).

Spanish website Don Balon reported that Manchester United, Chelsea and Monaco are all considering paying the release fee to secure his services.

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Paris Saint-Germain have previously shown an interest but Roberto said he didn’t want to make a move to France. Any approach from Monaco is likely to be treated the same way.

United made a move in order to sign Roberto towards the end of 2016 only to be told that he was ‘untransferrable’.

Roberto’s representatives have insisted that he wants to remain with Barcelona. However, they admit that a lot can happen over the remaining three-and-a-half weeks of the transfer window.