Old Trafford side target PSG starlet.
Man United are reportedly in talks to sign PSG centre-back Marquinhos according to the Metro.
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Though the 20 year old is rightly considered one of the best young defenders in world football he is struggling to retain his foothold in the Parc des Princes starting eleven.
PSG boss Laurent Blanc has used David Luiz and Thiago Silva more often their fellow countryman and the former AS Roma man may be open to a move to Old Trafford.
The Ligue 1 side paid £30m for Marquinhos in July 2013 and would demand a similar fee for the talented youngster.
Louis van Gaal could well do with a fresh defensive option with senior stars Jonny Evans, Phil Jones and Chris Smalling all failing to impress at times this term.
New signing Marcos Rojo is yet to adapt to life in the Premier League and at times van Gaal has been forced to turn to youngsters Paddy McNair and Tyler Blackett, perhaps ahead of schedule.
Given that PSG are in a decent position to retain their domestic title and still in the Champions League one imagines the Sao Paulo battler may elect to hold off until the summer before considering a move away from the French capital.