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Man United Chiefs In Italy To Hold Talks Over Deadline Day Midfield Signing: £82m Trio On Van Gaal Shortlist

United officials talking with three Serie A-based players on deadline day.

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Manchester United chiefs have flown to Italy to hold last-minute transfer talks with three top-class midfield targets in the hope of signing a new player before the transfer deadline.

The Red Devils have been chasing a new big-name addition in the middle of the park for much of the summer so far, with time ticking away before the transfer window slams shut tonight.

Although the club have concluded huge transfer deals for big name attacking players such as Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao, it is widely accepted that Louis van Gaal needs at least one more quality signing in midfield to help turn this struggling United side into title challengers.

Many names have been linked with moves to Old Trafford in the last few months, but the club have now narrowed their shortlist down to three main options in the final hours of the transfer window, with all three based in Serie A.

3) Fredy Guarin (Inter Milan)

Fredy Guarin Inter Milan

One name in United’s sights is Inter Milan midfielder Fredy Guarin, who could join his fellow Colombian international Radamel Falcao at Old Trafford this season. The 28-year-old has been one of Serie A’s top performers in recent times, and fits the bill in terms of what United currently need in midfield, with a great range of passing, work rate and an eye for goal. Guarin is the cheapest option on this list, and could move for just £16m.

SEE ALSO: Angel di Maria in Manchester United’s most expensive ever XI.

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