Manchester United transfer news: Swap deal suggested and Di Maria linked with Barcelona

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Another day, another round of transfer rumours relating to Manchester United, and not for the first time this summer, club-record signing Angel Di Maria is being linked with a possible exit.

This time Spanish newspaper AS claims – somewhat surprisingly – that Barcelona are interested in the Argentina international.

Branding the possible move a ‘bombshell in the making’ AS claims Di Maria’s arrival would meet the needs of Barcelona and would be welcomed by their manager Luis Enrique.

But the simple fact is United spent big on the player just last summer - £59.7million to be precise – and they will want to recoup the vast majority of that cash if the player did move on.

In other news, the Daily Star reports that United are ready to dig their heels in regarding the potential transfer of David de Gea to Real Madrid.

They claim United are demanding a straight swap between De Gea and Bernabeu favourite Sergio Ramos, and that Louis van Gaal’s side are willing to keep the ‘keeper for the final year of his contract if they do not see him leave on their terms.

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