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Barcelona could use Coutinho or Malcom to try to get Rashford

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Manchester United could be tempted by a deal involving a swap of players

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FC Barcelona are interested in Marcus Rashford, but the message from Manchester United so far is that he’s not for sale. However, according to Mundo Deportivo, Barça could tempt the Red Devils if they were to include one of two players in a potential swap.

The one that clearly interests United most is Philippe Coutinho. The Brazilian is going through a rough patch of form, but he was one of the Premier League’s best players when he was at Liverpool. United would be hoping that he regains his top level once he returns to England. In this case, Barça would be operating from a position of power since Rashford is not valued as highly as Coutinho. United would have to give the young English forward up in addition to some transfer fee to make this sort of deal happen.

Another option is Malcom. The winger has had trouble getting minutes under Ernesto Valverde, but he is young and many teams think he’s on the rise and will be a star soon. However, United’s interest in the player is less strong than in the Coutinho case. This would make this particular deal trickier for Barcelona.s going through a roug