Manchester United were keen to sign Athletic Bilbao’s French under-21 defender, who is poised to join Barca next summer in a deal worth around £35m.
Louis van Gaal has suffered a transfer blow after being beaten to one of their top defensive targets.
Athletic Bilbao’s French under-21 defender Aymeric Laporte will join Barcelona next summer in a deal worth around £35m.
Laporte, 21, is regarded as one of the best young defensive prospects in Europe and has been watched by a host of top clubs.
Barcelona have been under a transfer embargo but it is understood they are eyeing players for next summer and believe they will get Laporte.