Date: 5th March 2016 at 12:59pm
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Manchester United could try to tempt Spain international Marc Bartra to Old Trafford this summer, according to COPE (via the Express).

The 13-time Premier League champions, who face West Brom on Sunday, could make the out of favour FC Barcelona defender their first summer signing at the end of the current 2015-16 campaign, and potentially Jose Mourinho’s first addition at the club should he replace Louis van Gaal as Red Devils manager in the near future.

The 25-year-old, who has six international caps for his country, has scored one goal in 20 appearances in all competitions for the La Liga giants so far this season.

Bartra; who came through the Nou Camp outfit’s famous youth academy, has only made three league starts under boss Luis Enrique this term, meaning the centre-half is now thought to be reconsidering his future at the club.

The report suggests the defender could leave Barca this summer, according to his former agent Javier Diaz.

He told Spanish publication COPE, “I do not know what happens with Bartra but I know Marc is a very ambitious person and in a situation you should not like.

“As a footballer, I think the best thing to do is try to turn the tables.

“If it continues, it is normal to leave.”

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