Manchester United were linked with several top players in the winter transfer window but they ended up signing no one to improve the squad.
With Sancho unable to find form and Greenwood unavailable for not sure how long, the Red Devils needed to strengthen the attack in January and they were heavily linked with Ousmane Dembele.
According to a report covered by Sport today (press image provided below), Barcelona’s Alemany held deadline day talks with Man Utd and other suitors in order to offload the French international from the club.
However, the player ended up staying at the Nou Camp. The famous Spanish news outlet have mentioned that the Catalan giants asked for a fee of 20 million euros (£17million) and that proved to be the stumbling block.
As it stands, the Les Bleus attacker will be free to leave at the end of his contract on June 30 and till then he has time to assess his options because Barca have already decided not to utilize his services anymore.
To reinforce their attack, the La Liga giants managed to secure three new signings last month in the form of Ferran Torres (Man City), Adama Traore (Wolves) and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal).
Man United currently occupy the final Champions League qualification spot but if Spurs and the Gunners win their games in hand then they will move above the Old Trafford outfit in the Premier League table.
Ralf Rangnick’s men seriously need to step up in the remaining fixtures if they are to book a place in the Europe’s elite competition next season.