Manchester United could sell Ander Herrera to Barcelona

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Manchester United are unlikely to sell Ander Herrera this summer, but could be tempted if Barcelona produce an offer in the region of £25 million.

This is according to talkSPORT, who believe the Red Devils are keen to hold on to the 25-year-old midfielder following his impressive recent run of form but might cash-in if they receive a satisfactory bid.

It hasn’t been all plain sailing for the Spaniard since his £29 million move from Athletic Bilbao last summer. Spanish newspaper Sport suggest the industrious midfield star would be open to a move back to his home country, while the chance to replace the legendary Xavi at the Camp Nou would appeal to any ambitious player.

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Xavi is set to depart Barcelona this summer, leaving the Catalan giants on the hunt for a new deep-lying midfielder.

Juventus star Paul Pogba is the club’s first choice - it’s understood the world-class French star also favours a move to the Camp Nou - but their existing transfer ban makes any potential deal extremely complicated.

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Herrera is happy at Man United

Barcelona are permitted to sign players this summer, but are unable to register them until January 2016, so a deal for any new signing may involve a temporary move back to their previous club or a loan move elsewhere for six months.

Despite what Spanish reports might suggest, Herrera appears settled at Manchester United, who have finally worked out how to get the best out of the former Athletic hero.

Even if Louis van Gaal secures the services of another similar midfielder this summer - Borussia Dortmund’s Ilkay Gundogan could arrive at Old Trafford over the forthcoming months - Herrera is expected to retain his place in Manchester United’s starting line-up.

Herrera was named as Manchester United’s Player of the Month for April - the second time this season he has won the award - and has scored an impressive seven goals in 27 appearances since joining the Red Devils.

United would surely not accept such a low bid

Quite why United would even consider an offer of £25 million - £4 million less than the fee they paid Athletic Bilbao last summer - is, quite frankly, a mystery.

It’s hugely unlikely they would, while Barcelona are likely to put all of their efforts into securing the services of Pogba, particularly with presidential elections around the corner.

Herrera has an important role to play at Manchester United and is very unlikely to start 2016 in the colours of Barcelona.

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