Manchester United are willing to offer double what Barcelona can to RB Leipzig star Dani Olmo, but the midfielder is determined to return to the Camp Nou.
That’s according to El Nacional, who say the player has an agreement in place with Barcelona president Joan Laporta over a move.
They say that Barcelona are determined to bring Olmo back to the club as he was brought up through La Masia, and that is something Laporta is keen to reinstall under his leadership.
They already ‘have an agreement’ with the player over a move, but new competitors for his signature are appearing on the scene.
One of those are Manchester United, who were this week named among his suitors alongside Manchester City, by SportBILD journalist Christian Falk.
Indeed he named both sides as the ‘favourites’ for Olmo’s signature, and El Nacional now say United would ‘double the offer’ being presented by Barcelona to get their man.
The problem is, Olmo isn’t really interested at this moment in time. He is ‘clear’ that he will only leave Leipzig to return to his former club, so is waiting for the two sides to reach an agreement.
He’ll consider other options if that can’t happen, but for now, his heart is on Barcelona, and he’s made that apparent.
That should put an end to any Manchester United rumours for the time being, although they were hard to believe in the first place.
Quite aside from the fact that paying double what Barcelona are offering would be nonsense, it also makes zero sense for them to be targeting another creative midfielder for their squad.
They’ve already got too many as it is, and unless Olmo is going to be transformed into a defensive midfielder, this deal just makes zero sense.