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United bid €40m for Sergi Roberto

United bid €40m for Sergi Roberto

Barcelona have turned down a €40 million bid from Manchester United for Sergi Roberto, who is also a target for Chelsea.

Since joining Barcelona in 2010, Sergi Roberto has become one of the key components for Barcelona, showing versatility in being able to play multiple positions at the midfield or backline. "Chelsea and Monaco are weighing up offers", reports Sky Sports.

Barca are also expected to bring in former Tottenham flop Paulinho, which will further dampen Sergi Roberto's hopes of getting increased game time in his natural midfield role.

His finest moment in a Barca shirt came when he scored the winning goal against PSG in last season's unbelievable Champions League comeback win, netting with the final kick of the game as Barcelona won 6-1 to go through 6-5 on aggregate in the last 16.

The players future, according to the aforementioned source, is in doubt after the managerial upheaval that saw Ernesto Valverde replace Luis Enrique.

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United aren't the only club that's interested either.

The rumour mill had Jose Mourinho already opening talks with Roberto, too.

The player's entourage have insisted that Roberto wants to continue at Barcelona, but have also indicated that anything could happen from now until the end of the summer window.

They claim Roberto is non-transferable, but with Mourinho and Conte both trying to secure his services, they could try to start a bidding war with both clubs trying to build their squads to challenge for the Premier League title.


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