Old Trafford side chase Bernabeu defensive pair.
Man United are preparing a move to sign Real Madrid duo Pepe and Fabio Coentrao in the January transfer window according to the Metro.
Old Trafford boss Louis van Gaal has been promised funds to invest in his squad and with his attack seemingly being fairly effective the Dutchman will turn to fixing his leaky defence.
Van Gaal will go ‘all out’ to sign the Bernabeu pair who are valued at as much as £30m by this source.
Interest in Portuguese centre-back Pepe is unsurprising given that van Gaal has at times been forced to turn to youngsters Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett this term.
Jonny Evans and Phil Jones have struggled with form and fitness and new signing Marcos Rojo is still adapting to life in the Premier League.
Pepe would offer a strong experienced option though interest in Coentrao is harder to fathom.
The left-back area seems covered by big summer signing Luke Shaw and though Coentrao can be used in a role further up the flank that too isn’t an area that van Gaal is lacking in.