United are said to be preparing a club record breaking £35m bid for the midfielder but having been told twice already that the player is not for sale, it was believed United’s attempts to sign him were futile.
The former Arsenal captain initially told former Barca boss Tito Vilanova that he planned on remaining at the Nou Camp but it seems he has had a change of heart. Sky are claiming that ‘the player is considering his position having been given no assurances that he will be a regular starter next season.’
With Puyol claiming that he doesn’t expect Cesc to leave and Pique telling United that they are wasting their time with their pursuit of Cesc, if true this will come as a shock to the Catalan club.
It remains to be seen if United can offer Barcelona the kind of money to sanction such a move though.