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Barcelona Won't Meet Manchester United's Demands For Marcus Rasfhord

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Even though FC Barcelona are quite interested in Marcus Rashford, it looks like the Red Devils are going to be able to keep him for an extra season, as the Blaugrana thinks the striker is just too expensive right now.

The 21-year-old has halted his contract extension talks, with his contract set to run out in 2020 with an option of a 1-year extension still on the table.

Rashford's agent demands the wonderkid gets over £200,000 a week to stay put at Old Trafford, a fee Barcelona wouldn't be keen to pay should they make a run at him in the summer, considering they're already paying a lot of money for the services of Luis Suarez, Philippe Coutinho, Ousmane Dembele, and Lionel Messi.

Moreover, the Red Devils are reluctant to lower their asking price for the striker and the Blaugrana are just unwilling to pay the £150,000,000 Manchester United are demanding for him.

According to Express, Josep Maria Bartomeu believes he can get a cheaper player in this upcoming transfer market to strengthen it's upper front, even though he's delighted by Rashford's talents.

The Red Devils are going to have quite an interesting summer, with the team battling to keep both Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and the aforementioned Marcus Rashford, two pivotal pieces of Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's project.

However, Antonio Valencia, Marcos Rojo, Matteo Darmian, Alexis Sanchez, Ander Herrera, and Juan Mata might be heading out the door with their deals set to expire at the end of the season.

The Red Devils will allegedly try and make a run at Philippe Coutinho, Gareth Bale, and Kalidou Koulibaly, as they look to go back to their old winning ways and compete in both the English Premier Leauge and the UEFA Champions League next season.

As for Barcelona, the team is still in line to win a triplet, and, while they will certainly regret to have passed on Rashford, they could still make a run at Luka Jovic.