Manchester United target subject of failed €11m Barcelona bid

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Barcelona have seen a bid for Croatian wonderkid Alen Halilovic rejected, according to Dinamo Zagreb vice-president Zdravko Mamic . 

17-year-old midfielder Halilovic, who has already received three senior international caps, had reportedly been the subject of a bid which, with incentives, could be worth as much as €11 million.

However, Mamic has confirmed that the offer from the La Liga champions has not been accepted due to an obvious failure to agree suitable terms.

"We have received an offer from Barcelona for Halilovic, but it was not accepted because we, the player and his family were not entirely satisfied with the terms," he told Sportski in an interview that was quoted by Sky Sports.

"The story does not stop there. Barcelona still want the transfer to happen so we will see how everything will continue.

"We would like to see Halilovic at our club for at least three years."

Halilovic has also attracted interest from Premier League champions Manchester United as well as top-flight rivals.

The former, whose turgid 2013/14 season under David Moyes hit potentially its lowest ebb with Sunday's 2-2 draw at home to struggling Fulham, are certainly in need of a squad overhaul when the transfer window re-opens during the summer.

Midfield would particularly appear to be an area of great concern at Old Trafford, with Manchester United desperately crying out for an injection of creativity and stability.

Whether Moyes will attempt to rival Barcelona's bid for Haliovic remains to be seen, but it is painfully obvious that something needs to change at the club moving forward.

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