United could be set to make a Summer move for one of the biggest stars on the planet according to the latest reports.
The Old Trafford hierarchy have allegedly green lit a bid for Barcelona and Brazil star Neymar who they see as the perfect big name acquisition to spearhead the Reds attack.
The Metro notes:
Manchester United are set to trigger Neymar’s £140million release clause to sign him from Barcelona, according to reports.
United were sniffing around Neymar in the summer a they chased a marquee signing to complete Louis van Gaal’s squad.
He eventually stayed put, but the Daily Star quotes French sources in saying United are now ready to meet Neymar’s £140m release clause to sign him.
Signing Neymar may well depend on whether United make the Champions League next season and of course if the player is willing to make the move to Manchester but it could be a deal that makes sense for everyone with reports that Barcelona need to somehow raise some funds during the Summer.