Manchester United are said to be ‘very serious’ about signing Barcelona’s 17-year-old forward Ansu Fati.

The teenager exploded on the European scene earlier this season, becoming the youngest ever player to feature in the Champions League for Barcelona, before becoming the competition’s outright youngest goalscorer by netting the winner in a 2-1 victory over Inter Milan in December.

Fati has a mammoth release clause of €170m, and Barca insist he is not for sale.

Spanish newspaper Sport claim that Manchester United made an initial offer of €100m for the player, but that was swiftly dismissed.

Borussia Dortmund were also said to be keen on the Bissau-born forward, seeing him as an ideal replacement to Jadon Sancho should the Englishman depart the Westfalenstadion.

It’s claimed a move fell through after Dortmund and Barcelona ‘failed to reach an agreement.’

Manchester United are now said to be keen on the youngster, with United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer allegedly willing to spend big to get his man.

However, with recent comments from United Executive Vice-Chairman Ed Woodard suggesting there will be no massive transfer fees on players this summer, any weighty fee for Fati seems increasingly unlikely.

Sport Social understands the most likely scenario will result in a new contract at the Camp Nou for the wonderkid.

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