Manchester United wanting to land Barcelona’s Ansu Fati last campaign was repeatedly reported by the Catalan press in the second half of 2020.
It was then suggested super-agent Jorge Mendes set up a €150 million move to Old Trafford, but the La Liga giants were not keen on any potential deal.
Mundo Deportivo say Blaugrana are of the belief the player was discussed when the entourage was negotiating with the English giants for the Portugal living legend Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer.
These talks are labelled as something normal, considering that everyone is aware the 18-year-old’s deal officially expires in 2022.
The Spanish outfit have an option to renew his contract until 2024, which the board have decided not to exercise.
That is because Barca have trust in the ace and his camp, and confidence over reaching a total agreement for a new deal.
Even though there is a suggestion Manchester United would have asked about Ansu with Mendes, Mundo say the Catalans have made it very clear their prized asset is non-transferable.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has multiple options from which to pick his front three and that will improve when Amad Diallo and Marcus Rashford regain full fitness.
It does not make sporting sense for them to look at Fati, especially when there is a lack of certainty as to how he will perform after returning from a serious injury.