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Manchester United Plan £12m French Starlet Raid: Ferguson Plans for the Future with Proposed Sakho Move

Old Trafford outfit eye up Paris Saint Germain youngster.

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Aug 07, 2010 - Paris, France - SOCCER 2010 - Paris Saint Germain vs Saint Etienne - Ligue 1. MAMADOU SAKHO of Paris Saint Germain.

Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is considering a move for French international youngster Mamadou Sakho as he continues to plan for the future but may find that he has a battle on his hands as Arsenal are known to be monitoring the progress of the Paris St Germain defender.

Having brought in young starlets Chris Smalling and Javier Hernandez this summer there is a definite sense that the Old Trafford boss is looking to bring in young talents instead of spending astronomical sums on established players. Whether this is as a result of the financial problems the Premier League side is experiencing or not those two buys already look like very good investments.

Mamadou Sakho has stated his desire to leave his Ligue 1 side and has had a number of run in with journalists in France leading many to believe that the talented Parisian could be ready to make a move away from the club he has been at since the age of 12.

Valued at around £12m Sakho has been a solid performer in his last two seasons at the Parc des Princes and has fought his way to the fringes of the senior French side and is considered one of the hot prospects of European football. He is an adaptable defender who is immense in the centre of defence but can also do a good job at left back.

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