Manchester United have rejected Barcelona’s attempt to land Harry Maguire as part of a deal to bring Frenkie de Jong to Old Trafford.
The Spanish club were interested in taking the England centre-back to the Nou Camp this summer.
But United were not willing to part with their £80 million defender – with new boss Erik Ten Hag keen to work with him.
Instead, De Jong is set to move to Old Trafford in a straight cash deal with Barca holding out for £69million.
Until recently the two clubs were a long way apart but talks have progressed over the weekend and there is hope a compromise can be reached.