Barcelona make Man Utd star Marcus Rashford top transfer target but know United will do everything they can to keep him


BARCELONA have set their sights on Marcus Rashford, according to reports.

The Catalan giants are looking for a long-term successor to 32-year-old Luis Suarez and have put the Manchester United striker on a list of possible replacements, claim Mundo Deportivo.

Marcus Rashford is in talks with United about a new deal
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Spanish media report Barcelona want Marcus Rashford

Rashford, 21, fits the profile of attacker required by Nou Camp boss Ernesto Valverde with his ability to play as a central striker or start on the flanks.

The England hitman will go into the final year of his contract at the end of the season.

Rashford and his representatives are locked in talks with the United who are keen to reward his progress with a lucrative new deal.

And even if talks continue into next season, United will trigger the 12-month option they have on his current contract.

And Barca know they face an uphill task to convince the Manchester-born striker his future could be away from Old Trafford.

Rashford burst onto the scene bagging a brace in the 5-1 Europa League win over Midtjylland in 2016 under former boss Louis Van Gaal.

Another double in his first Premier League game a few days later against Arsenal turned him into an Old Trafford hero.

But Rashford struggled under Jose Mourinho this season scoring just four goals.

However, things have changed since Ole Gunnar Solskjaer came in he has hit eight in 18 games.


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