Man Utd transfer target Fabian Ruiz has refused to sign a new contract with Napoli, according to reports.
The Red Devils have identified Ruiz, 26, as a top transfer target.
New boss Erik ten Hag had been eager to bring Barcelona midfielder Frenkie de Jong to Old Trafford, however, the Dutchman does not want to make the switch.
Man Utd officials are still eager to add a new midfielder to their ranks, and they could finally be onto a breakthrough with Ruiz open to the prospect of leaving Napoli.
According to transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, the Spaniard had another meeting with Napoli chiefs on Saturday, but the two parties could not agree terms for a new deal.
Ruiz’s current contract expires next summer, so he could leave the Serie A giants for a cut-price fee of just £26million before the transfer window closes.