Barcelona turn down chance of signing 30-year-old Man United star

Barcelona reportedly have no intention of making a loan move for out-of-favour Manchester United forward Alexis Sanchez in the summer.

The Chile international was linked with a return to former club Barca when at the peak of his powers at Arsenal. Sanchez’s form has dipped significantly in his 14 months at Old Trafford, however, scoring just five goals in 41 appearances for United.

Even with a new manager in Ole Gunnar Solskjaer on board, the 30-year-old has still struggled to find his feet, not helped by an injury that is expected to rule him out for the rest of the season.

Solskjaer does not see Sanchez as part of his future plans but, according to Mundo Deportivo, the Red Devils are running out of prospective bidders for their flop forward as Barcelona will not be offering him a route out of Manchester, even on loan.

Sanchez spent three years at Barca, scoring 39 La Liga goals in 88 appearances.

However, Man United are keen to sign Barcelona attacking midfielder and former Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho in the summer transfer window. It is believed that club official are considering the Brazilian as one of the top transfer targets.