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Barcelona eye stunning £100m Rashford transfer on eve of Utd 2nd leg (Mirror)

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Barcelona want to sign Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford this summer in a stunning £100million deal.

Barca, who hold a 1-0 lead over United going into Tuesday’s Champions League quarter-final second leg, have identified England striker Rashford their top transfer target this summer.

Rashford, who has one year left on his current contract, with United holding an option to extend for a further 12 months, has yet to agree a new deal, despite talks over several months.

Barca are hoping to take advantage of United’s failure to agree a new deal with Rashford and make a move for him this summer, with their arch rivals Real Madrid also keen on the 21-year-old forward

United have offered Rashford a deal worth up to £300,000-a-week and will rebuff any attempts to prise him away from them, with newly-appointed permanent boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer seeing him as a key part of his future plans.

That will not deter Barca, who will have to offload one of their big names this summer to fund their spending, with former Liverpool forward Philippe Coutinho likely to be offloaded this summer to enable coach Ernesto Valverde to strengthen his squad.