Exclusive: Man United Ready £19m Bid for Everton Wide-Man

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Old Trafford side target Goodison Park full-back.

Man United are readying a January bid for Everton right-back Seamus Coleman with Old Trafford boss Louis van Gaal looking to conduct a major defensive re-shuffle following his side’s poor start to the Premier League campaign.

Van Gaal has used both Chris Smalling and Rafael in the right-back role this term but the Dutchman doesn’t appear to rate either as possible first team regulars and will look to Republic of Ireland international Coleman to fill the berth.

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The 25 year old had an outstanding season last term, playing a prominent role in Roberto Martinez’s side as they came close to securing a coveted top four finish, however the Toffees indifferent start to the current season could perhaps leave the wide-man vulnerable to approaches in January.

Man United’s owners are ready to hand van Gaal ample funds when the transfer window reopens, with the club desperate to secure Champions League qualification this term, and will sanction a £19m bid for Coleman.

Former Man United boss David Moyes signed Coleman back in January 2009 for a fee of just £60k and chairman Bill Kenwright may struggle to turn down a big money offer for the attack minded full-back.

Now into his sixth season at Goodison Park Coleman may feel the time is right to consider a move to a ‘bigger’ club and van Gaal is ready to offload both Rafael and Smalling to may way for a more capable replacement.

Van Gaal is also on the look-out for at least one centre-back after seeing his Man United defence breached one too many times.

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