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Barcelona Offer Cut-Price £8m Midfielder to Man United

Nou Camp side ready to offload Cameroon international to Old Trafford side.

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Barcelona have offered Man United the services of surplus to requirements midfielder Alex Song according to Football Direct News.

The former Gunners star has barely had a look in since moving to the Nou Camp in the summer of 2012, used as cover for Sergio Busquets, and is said to be available for just half the £16m the La Liga side paid Arsenal for the Cameroon international.

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Man United could well do with an out and out defensive midfielder, something they’ve missed for some time, and the addition of a tough tackler could well leave the way free for Marouane Fellaini to move forwards and make more of an impact in the final third in the same role he enjoyed whilst at Everton.

Song is one of a number of players who could be on their way out the Catalan club as they look to conduct a major squad re-shuffle.

Incoming Dutchman Louis van Gaal may well sanction such a move as one of a number of new additions the soon to be Man United boss will look to make this summer.

The club’s midfield is perhaps the area Man United most in need of investment though the imminent departures of defenders Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidic poses something of an issue at the back also.

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