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Man United to Make £8.9m Brazilian International Bid

by The Newshound

Michel Bastos

Old Trafford side keen on experience wide-man.

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According to German source Man United are set to launch an €11m (£8.9m) bid for Lyon wide-man Michel Bastos.

As a move this would be an odd one. The Brazilian international is a quality performer but at 29 years of age does not exactly conform to Sir Alex Ferguson’s recent youthful transfer policy. Any moves to strengthen the left side of the club’s defence would surely only be with a view to bringing in a talented up and coming youngster and not an established high-profile addition.

Ferguson already brought in Dutch talent Alexander Buttner to keep Patrice Evra on his toes and the former Vitesse man greatly impressed on his debut for the club, therefore there seems little mileage in this rumour.

That said the former Lille man has been consistently linked with interest from a number of prospective suitors, including a host of Premier League sides, and given that his Stade Gerland side failed to secure a Champions League berth the Brazilian may be open to a potential move to the English top tier.

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