Man Utd look to hijack Barcelona’s Dani Olmo transfer with Spaniard unhappy to be their Plan B behind Raheem Sterling

MANCHESTER UNITED are monitoring RB Leipzig star Dani Olmo ahead of a potential transfer, according to reports.

United are reportedly keen on the Spaniard but Barcelona’s interest in Olmo, 23, has complicated matters.

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But with Barcelona struggling financially and also chasing Raheem Sterling there is a chance United could swoop in to sign Olmo, according to Spanish outlet El Nacional.

The winger has reportedly made it clear he wants to return to Barca however, having progressed through the club’s academy.

But if Barcelona instead choose to pursue a deal for Sterling, it is believed Olmo will look to move to Old Trafford.

He has been eager to leave RB Leipzig, with the club promising to let him move on after failing to offload him last summer.

But it seems Olmo’s dream of a return to the Nou Camp will not happen.

Barca need to sell players in order for new manager Xavi to make signings.


The club is believed to be plotting a fire sale in January, which could see Frenkie De Jong leave the club.

And the reason for that is to sign Sterling, who has been heavily linked to Barcelona since the summer.

His game time at Manchester City has declined this season, sparking rumours of a possible loan move to Catalonia in the new year.

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