New manager of Barcelona, Ernesto Valverde has made Manchester United’s Ander Herrera his number one midfield target ahead of a potential summer transfer.
Herrera was voted Manchester United Player of the Year for his performances in 2016 -17 but so far, no contract extension has been forthcoming.
His current contract ends in June, 2018.
According to Goal UK, Barcelona are ready to make Herrera the subject of a huge transfer after Valverde identified his former Athletic Club midfielder as a key component to his preferred Blaugrana line-up.
Barca see the Man United man as the perfect addition in the engine room, with the likes of Marco Verratti, Thiago Alcantara and Isco all off limits in the summer market.
Valverde and Herrera forged a very close personal relationship during their time together at San Mames, and the new Camp Nou boss is ready to build his new Barca midfield around him.
The club were first thought to be ready to offer an improved contract in early April but so far none has been forthcoming.
And with Barca believed to have put aside as much as €60 million for a top-class midfielder, United could be forced to expedite talks over a new deal to keep fan favourite Herrera.
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