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Report: Man Utd prepared to splash €40m on former Barcelona academy star

Manchester United have reportedly made a bid for former Barcelona academy star Dani Olmo.

Boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants to overhaul his squad this summer after a disappointing end to last season and to do that he is keen to bring in young talent.

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The Red Devils finished sixth in the Premier League last season and missed out on a Champions League spot, meaning they are Europa League bound for the upcoming campaign.

That may be one reason why United are going for younger players for this squad overhaul, promising to give them first team opportunities on the biggest stage at Old Trafford with a long-term view are building a successful side.

Solskjaer has already brought in Crystal Palace full-back Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Daniel James from Swansea City.

But who next, we as fans are eager to know?

Croatian newspaper Sportske Novosti report that United have made a £36m [€40m] bid for Olmo.

His agent Andy Bar told the publication: “At this point, I can not comment on that.”

The Dinamo Zagreb winger, who turned 21 in May, scored the winner for Spain in the Under-21 Euros final against Germany last weekend.

Olmo has been a regular in the first team for three seasons and scored 12 times in 44 games in 2018/19 as he won the accolade for the league’s best player.

The report claims ‘serious taks will start today’ between United, Zagreb and Olmo’s entourage.

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