Barcelona forward Neymar is being linked with a move to Manchester United Reuters

Manchester United are considering a move for Barcelona forward Neymar, according to the Sun.

The report states that the club are planning a discreet approach for the Brazilian, who played an important role in Barcelona clinching the treble last season.

The talk comes a day after news got out that United have been beaten by Chelsea in the race for Barcelona winger Pedro, with the London club making a last-minute swoop for the winger. Pedro has scored 99 goals in more than 300 appearances for Barcelona and will be a tangible upgrade on Juan Cuadrado, who has been linked with a move out of the club.

Ed Woodward, who was in charge of negotiations, is believed to have made a shock move for the forward following his failure to strike a deal with Pedro. The Brazilian forward has scored 43 goals for his club last season in all competitions along with seven assists and is heralded as one of the best players in the world.

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United have made five signings thus far this window but will find it very difficult to convince Barcelona to part with their star player. They are currently in the middle of a transfer ban and have already let Pedro leave, thus making it impossible for them to properly replace their departed stars this summer.

Neymar would be a brilliant signing for United in the grand scheme of things, as he would add some much needed pace through the middle and his ability to play and score goals from the wing adds more value to his presence at the club.

The Red Devils have made a brilliant start to their campaign, winning their first two games and will be looking to extend their run against Newcastle when they take on the Magpies at Old Trafford in a lunch time kick-off.