Manchester United in talks with Barcelona over right-back swap

Reports suggests it could be a big week for Barcelona right-back Sergino Dest as rumours continue to link him with Manchester United.

The former Ajax defender has been linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer in a transfer that would see him reunite with Erik ten Hag.

Barcelona could use the United States international as a bargaining chip in exchange for Manchester United’s Aaron Wan-Bissaka.

That was suggested in a report in Sport stressing how United are not only interested in signing Dest from Barca, but talks have opened upon the possibility of Wan-Bissaka moving the other way.

Dest is not getting many minutes now and wouldn’t be against joining a club not in the Champions League this season. He will have his eye on the World Cup as well as rejuvenating his career.

Manchester United reject proposals for Aaron Wan-Bissaka

Earlier today, The Athletic ran a report that United had already rejected two proposals for Wan-Bissaka from Crystal Palace and West Ham.

Maybe United held firm at the prospect of doing a deal with Barcelona instead because that would see Dest come to Old Trafford.

It would help Ten Hag to get a right-back he has previously worked with – to push Diogo Dalot on or take his place in the team.

Whatever works best.

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