"I can confirm..." - Romano says Man Utd, Arsenal and Liverpool are all tracking La Liga star
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Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool are all said to be tracking Barcelona star Ansu Fati, with the player struggling for game time in La Liga.
His form saw the club slap a €1 billion (£892m) release clause on his contract. However, the 20-year-old has since fallen out of favour under Xavi, making just nine appearances for the Catalan side this season.
According to Spanish outlet Sport, Fati would have expected to have played more this term. But he has found himself behind Ousmane Dembele in the pecking order, with Barca boss Xavi electing to play two forwards on a regular basis.
Romano confirms 'agent talks'
Transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano has now provided a fresh update on the situation, confirming that all three Premier League clubs have been monitoring the player's situation.
Romano tweeted: "Premier League clubs, tracking Ansu Fati situation for next summer. Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool well informed.
"Bayern, currently not working on it.
"Barcelona insist they want to keep Ansu — second part of the season will be crucial."
Romano also informed fans that Fati's agent, Jorge Mendes, has "had conversations" regarding a move away from Spain.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, the Italian said: "I can confirm that English clubs have had conversations with the agent of Ansu Fati asking about potential conditions of the deal.
"Clubs like Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool were informed on the general situation of Ansu Fati, but they have never made any official bid."
Martinelli raves about Ansu Fati
Arsenal may have a secret weapon in Gabriel Martinelli, who's connections with Fati could help coax the Spaniard to north London.
The Brazilian knows Fati well from his time trialling with Barcelona, and has since described their friendship.
He told Marca in 2020: “They (Barcelona) were very good, I made the most of it and did my best. Seeing how they train, knowing the structure of the club, the city … was a dream come true too.
“I even trained with Ansu Fati and we became friends.
“He helped me a lot there and now he’s playing on the main team. He is a boy who deserves everything good that is happening to him. He is super humble and welcomed me super well there.”