Spanish club Barcelona rejected a big offer from Premier League club Manchester United for young forward Ansu Fati before he penned a new deal at the Nou Camp.
Radio Catalunya revealed that a big bid of £136m was rejected by Barcelona as the Red Devils were keen to pay a British transfer record to sign him.
Manchester United were willing to meet the £154m release clause in his contract before they were informed that the release clause has increased to £363m after he put pen to paper on a bumper deal with the five-time European champions.
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Ansu Fati broke into the Barcelona first team last season and he went on to score eight goals in all competitions for the La Liga outfit.
The player was gradually introduced into first team football but that has changed at the start of the current campaign after he was unleashed on Villarreal in the first league game of the season for Barcelona.
Ansu Fati scored twice to lead Barcelona to a 4-0 win at home to the Yellow Submarines.
The Red Devils has been on the trail of several wing forwards on the European football scene during this transfer window.
Players like the aforementioned Ansu Fati, Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho, Inter Milan player Ivan Perisic and Juventus winger Douglas Costa have been linked with the Red Devils.