Barcelona have rejected Manchester United’s audacious swoop for utility man Sergi Roberto, who is also attracting the interest of Chelsea.
The 25-year-old Barca academy product became an important member of the first-team squad last season and clocked up 47 appearances across all competitions.
Roberto is firmly in Ernesto Valverde’s plans for next season, but it hasn’t stopped other clubs from showing an interest in snaring him away from the Nou Camp this summer.
Manchester United are firmly chasing the midfielder, who can also operate at right-back, and according to Mundo Deportivo they recently tabled a £36m offer for Roberto which Barca have rejected.
United are not the only English club who are interested in Roberto as it has been claimed that Premier League champions Chelsea are keeping tabs on him.
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.
Roberto has a contract until 2019 with the Catalan giants.