Manchester United Transfer News: Marc Bartra Rumours, Di'Shon Bernard Signs

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistJuly 3, 2017

BERLIN, GERMANY - MAY 27: Marc Bartra of Dortmund looks on during the DFB Cup final match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Borussia Dortmund at Olympiastadion on May 27, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)
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Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho might continue to revamp his defence with the potential capture of Marc Bartra from Borussia Dortmund.

According to Amalia Fra of AS, the self-proclaimed Special One could move for the former Barcelona talent after a year in the Bundesliga. The Red Devils boss sees Bartra as a worthy addition after the signing of Victor Lindelof in June.

Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri has fuelled rumours by announcing United are already in discussion to potentially buy the centre-back:

The Spain international departed Barca last term after a lack of opportunities under Luis Enrique at the Camp Nou.

The 26-year-old found a new home in Dortmund and appeared 26 times for the team in the Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League, per WhoScored.com.

The interest from United is strange considering the purchase of Lindelof and the presence of Eric Bailly, Chris Smalling and Phil Jones.

Bailly has quickly become a fan favourite at Old Trafford, and his performances helped United win two major trophies in his first season.

Here is Bartra in action:

In other news, United have completed the capture of Chelsea youth product Di'Shon Bernard as they refresh their academy stock.

United confirmed the news on their official website as they added 10 youngsters to the club.

Defender Bernard is considered a bright prospect at 16 years old and will now follow in the footsteps of United's young players as they battle to become top professionals.

United were strong in defence last season, but injuries tested Mourinho's options deep into the campaign.

FREDERICIA, DENMARK - JUNE 11: Chris Smalling (L) and Phil Jones (R) during the England U21's training session at Monjasa Park Stadium on June 11, 2011 in Fredericia, Denmark.  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
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Smalling and Jones have both consistently suffered with injury, forcing the pair to miss out on numerous games since the manager's arrival last summer.

Bernard could develop into a useful squad player within a couple of seasons, and Mourinho has proved he will give youth a chance after backing Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard during his tenure.

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