According to Mundo Deportivo, a £130m offer from Manchester United for attacker Ansu Fati was knocked back by Barcelona last summer.
With the La Liga giants in financial distress, the Red Devils hoped to test the waters with a mammoth bid for the prized asset. However, Blaugrana were nowhere close to sanctioning a sale for their sensation.
Ansu has broken into the senior team at the club and has been on an upward development curve since. Fati is currently one of the brightest and best young talents in world football.
Not only did Blaugrana turn down bids for Fati, but the club also had to knock back offers for starlets Francisco Trincao and Pedri.
Bayern Munich were supposedly after the Spaniard. There was a substantial proposal for Pedri as well according to his agent.
The trio have been considered as important players in the long-term, hence any offers for them have been put away by the Catalan side despite their need to balance the books.
Barcelona have become regulars under the Dutch tactician Ronald Koeman but Fati has been out with injury for some time now.
Koeman has spoken about Ansu, insisting that the Spain international had a bright future in front of him and Fati needs to recover at his own pace. He is expected to play for his county in the Euros this year.
The Red Devils had briefly turned their attention towards the Barcelona ace last summer, with the pursuit of Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho failing.
Having failed in their attempts to land the Spaniard, it remains to be seen if United go back for him in the upcoming summer again.