According to Spanish newspaper Sport, Manchester United placed a £139m offer to lure Barcelona star Neymar in the summer transfer window.
United were linked with the Brazilian star in the dying moments of the summer transfer window, but a successful deal was never achieved. According to a Spanish media outlet Sport, the Red Devils launched the huge bid and informed Neymar he would be paid £280,000 per week if he had a plan for a move to Old Trafford.
However, Barcelona were not at all interested in United’s offer. The Brazilian star’s father has also claimed that his son had no plan or intention to leave Camp Nou. “United phoned Barcelona and got the answer that Neymar has a contract and is not for sale,” Neymar Snr revealed in an interview. “Everyone is calm. Neymar still has three years on his deal. We are happy. Neymar chose to play here and he is super happy in Barcelona – you can see that.”
Manchester United in the summer transfer window mounted a widespread and at times desperate search for a striker after letting both Robin van Persie and Radamel Falcao leave the club, and along with Neymar they were linked with the likes of Thomas Muller, Edinson Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Neymar joined Barcelona from Santos in 2013. Currently the Brazilian is in talks to sign a long-term extension to his current deal at Camp Nou, with a final agreement likely at the start of 2016.