Manchester United Chase Signing Of Real Madrid’s Portuguese Star

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The Red Devils are looking to continue the big spending in January

Manchester United are interested in signing Real Madrid star Fabio Coentrao in the January transfer window, reports the Metro.

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The Portuguese left-back was close to a move at the beginning of last season, back when David Moyes was the manager of the Red Devils. Although that eventually fell apart, apparently the 26-year-old has now been told he can leave the club.

Los Blancos are asking for £27.4 million for the player, a high price for someone who would surely have to share the left-back slot with Luke Shaw at Old Trafford.

That is supposedly what current manager Louis van Gaal wants Coentrao for. He feels that he needs some experienced cover for the young England international. The club have also been linked to AS Roma’s Ashley Cole in recent weeks for similar reasons.

United have made a poor start season, with only 13 points from the 10 games so far this campaign. They will be looking for results against Crystal Palace and Arsenal in their next two games to pick up their season.

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