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Manchester United Eye Signing Of £15m PSG Star To Solve Defensive Problems

United rival Barcelona for Brazil international.

Manchester United could be set to join the likes of Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund in the race to sign £15m-rated Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos, according to Fichajes.net.

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The 20-year-old is one of the most highly-rated defensive prospects in Europe at the moment after some fine form in the last couple of years, starting with an extremely impressive stint with Serie A side AS Roma.

Marquinhos then joined PSG last season and has won four caps for the senior Brazilian national team, though his place in Laurent Blanc’s side may no longer be assured.

The big-spending French giants signed David Luiz from Chelsea this summer to improve their options at the back, and United are now on alert as they sense there may be an opportunity to snap up the promising youngster.

Louis van Gaal’s side look in need of defensive recruitments in the next transfer window, with the club looking suspect on a number of occasions this season due to injuries and the loss of experienced duo Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand over the summer.

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