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Barcelona target delighted by interest from top clubs amid Man Utd interest

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The Catalans have been linked with signing a young right-back in the past few transfer windows.

Monaco defender Vanderson has reacted to reports linking him with a possible move to Barcelona or Manchester United.

Since joining Monaco from Gremio in January 2022, Vanderson has developed into one of the most promising defenders in Ligue 1.

Last season, the 21-year-old made 39 appearances for Monaco across all competitions as they finished sixth in the French top flight. Vanderson’s performances have attracted interest from Barcelona and Man Utd, who are reportedly considering a move for the right-back as soon as next summer.

“It’s great to hear that Barça and United’ love’ you,” Vanderson told reporters on Sunday (via AS).

“It’s fantastic to know that your name is mentioned at the big clubs. We’re starting the season well with Monaco, now I’m focused only in that.”

In July, a report from SPORT claimed that Vanderson is “happy” to wait for a potential move to Barcelona until 2024. The Brazilian star was reportedly being scouted by Deco even before his move from Gremio to Monaco.

Monaco were reportedly demanding around €30m for Vanderson during the summer transfer window. However, possible competition from Man Utd and Barcelona for the defender could increase his price tag in the future.