Barcelona interested in signing Manchester United forward on loan

Barcelona are interested in signing Manchester United forward Anthony Elanga on loan before the transfer window closes.

The La Liga leaders are currently debating whether to bring in a new attacking option following Memphis Depay’s move to Atletico Madrid, with Ousmane Dembele now facing five weeks on the sidelines with an injury.

Barcelona could also decide to bring in a central midfielder to provide cover for Sergio Busquets but should they make a new forward a priority today, Elanga will be targeted by Xavi’s side, ESPN report.

Elanga, who broke into the United set-up in impressive fashion last season, has found his game-time limited under Erik ten Hag this season and is said to be open to leaving on loan.

Recent reports claim United have received as many as 10 offers for the Sweden international including from Borussia Dortmund, PSV Eindhoven and Everton.

As of Monday night, United were still undecided on whether to green light a love move with the club also still considering the short-term future of Facundo Pellistri.

Should United allow him to leave, Barcelona view him as a possible signing.i.

United and Barcelona will come face-to-face next month with the two sides paired in a huge Europa League play-off contest. The Catalans host ten Hag’s side at the Camp Nou on 16 February before the return leg at Old Trafford on 23 February.

The two club also held extensive talks during the summer transfer window as ten Hag sought to bring Frenkie de Jong to Manchester.

United chased a deal for the Netherlands international for three months as Barcelona looked to move on the midfielder to balance their books.

De Jong however was reluctant to move the move with United eventually switching their focus to Casemiro, who arrived from Real Madrid in August.

United could sanction a string of loan moves before today’s deadline with Valencia among the clubs interested in signing Uruguay international Pellistri.

Zidane Iqbal and Brandon Williams have also been strongly linked with moves away.

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