Manchester United make £36m move for Barcelona's Sergi Roberto

Report Man United and Chelsea go head-to-head for Barcelona first-teamer with £36m release clause

Report Man United and Chelsea go head-to-head for Barcelona first-teamer with £36m release clause

The paper had previously reported the youth graduate of La Masia's release clause is €40m - although this has not been confirmed - while Barca have no desire to negotiate.

Diario Gol suggests Mourinho has been in regular contact with the Barcelona player as Roberto is seeking assurances over regular playing time at Old Trafford.

And in the wake of emergency, Sergi rose to prominence as he starred in a makeshift role, making 47 appearances in total over last season, with 6 assists and a goal to his name.

United may also face competition from Chelsea for Roberto, as Antonio Conte tries to add depth to his Premier League winning team. The Spaniard started his career as a central midfielder, but Luis Enrique opted to play him in the right-back position after the departure of Dani Alves last summer.

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Sergi Roberto surprisingly arrived into the first-team setup as a right-back and established himself, despite being a natural midfielder.

Considering his exploits for Blaugrana last season, Premier League clubs Manchester United and Chelsea have already been strongly linked with him, and latest reports from Spain claim that the Ligue 1 Champions Monaco are also interested in signing the versatile player this summer.

With new additions set to arrive at the Camp Nou, courtesy of the funds generated by the sale of Neymar, any club that triggers Roberto's buy-out clause in his contract, a figure of £36 million, could be successful in their quest to acquire the player.

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