Barcelona willing to pay £100m to land Man United ace

Manchester United face a battle to keep Marcus Rashford this summer with Barcelona willing to pay around £100 million to land the striker, as the Mirror claims.

The Catalans have identified the England international as a long-term replacement for Luis Suarez, who could depart the Camp Nou in 2020 when he is closing in on his 34th birthday.

The 21-year-old ace has impressed the La Liga giants with his ability to play in a host of different positions in attack, and they understand he could eventually replace Uruguayan through the middle.

Marcus Rashford has a year to run on his current deal at Old Trafford and talks are underway over an improved deal. The striker has been reinvigorated by Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s arrival at the club but a move to Barcelona – and the chance to play with Lionel Messi in his twilight years – could prove too challenging to reject.

Manchester United are understood to be willing to offer Marcus Rashford around £300,000-a-week to keep him at old Trafford, but they are yet to make a breakthrough with the forward’s agents.

The Englishman had the chance to impress against his suitors as he’s faced Barcelona at the Camp Nou but failed to utilise his moment in front of the goal.

Manchester United are ready to do everything to retain the services of their academy graduate and are even willing to offer new contract in the region of £300,000 per week which will probably see the structure of the club’s wage bill collapse.