Neymar to Manchester United: Barcelona forward 'open' to joining United

Brazil striker is United's long-term target

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Barcelona ace Neymar is "open" to a move to Manchester United, according to reports.

The Guardian have reported today that the Brazil forward is open to a sensational transfer move to Old Trafford.

The report continues that the line that United are attempting to sign Neymar before the transfer window closes, but if not there is a long-term strategy in place to buy the 23-year-old.

Only last Monday, the United chief executive Ed Woodward was in Barcelona, and in addition to trying to buy Pedro, who eventually joined Chelsea, but the report claims that Woodward was also there to sow the seeds for the Neymar move.

The report comes amid serious concern over Manchester United's transfer policy, which has seen them miss out on a number of major targets. Pedro joined Chelsea, Sergio Ramos agreed a new deal at Real Madrid and Nicolas Otamendi joined Manchester City, however Louis van Gaal denied United were ever interested in the latter.


The striker has been brilliant at the Nou Camp since joining from Santos in 2013, scoring 54 goals in 92 games, and it would take a mammoth offer for them to consider selling. Meanwhile the club are under a transfer embargo until January, meaning they could not sign a replacement.


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