Sir Alex Ferguson keen on bringing Russian international to Old Trafford.
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Sir Alex Ferguson is preparing a summer move for CSKA Moscow keeper Igor Akinfeev as the Manchester United boss prepares for life after Edwin Van der Sar as the Dutch veteran moves nearer to hanging up his gloves.
Ferguson has been linked with a number of potential replacements for the Van der Sar but moves for the likes of Manuel Neuer and David De Gea appear to be stalling so the Scot has set his sights on experienced Russian international Akinfeev.
The 24 year old goalie has just completed his eighth season at CSKA, during which time he has secured three Premier League titles and a mountain of other achievements and has hinted at a chance of a new challenge and the talented keeper would jump at the chance of a move to Old Trafford.
With the Russian season in its close season Sir Alex may be looking to secure a deal in January rather than waiting for the summer when CSKA will be back in full swing again. Akinfeev would be a fairly pricey replacement for Edwin Van der Sar, valuations estimated from £10-15m, but given the players vast experience in relation to his age, such a price tag is fully justified.
Manchester United have already sealed the deal to bring in Danish international Anders Lindegaard but many believe that the former Aalesund is seen as a back up with the likes of Tomasz Kuszczak expected to leave the club.
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