Manchester United given go-ahead to sign Barcelona star as first signing of the Sir Jim Ratcliffe era: report

Manchester United owner Sir Jim Ratcliffe, chairman and founder of Ineos Group Holdings Plc, following a Bloomberg Television interview at The Grenadier pub in London, UK, on Friday, Feb. 23, 2024. "If you're in the automotive world, you've got a responsibility to try and improve the world's carbon footprint," Ratcliffe said.
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Manchester United and Chelsea will both be on alert this season following reports in Spain that Barcelona could look to cash in on a Barcelona star, following financial concerns.

Current Barça head coach Xavi has already announced he will depart the club this summer after overseeing a disappointing campaign that has seen the club fall short of last year’s dominant title triumph.

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Steven Chicken

Steven Chicken has been working as a football writer since 2009, taking in stints with Football365 and the Huddersfield Examiner. Steven still covers Huddersfield Town home and away for his own publication, Steven is a two-time nominee for Regional Journalist of the Year at the prestigious British Sports Journalism Awards, making the shortlist in 2020 and 2023.