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Manchester United switch focus to £25m Premier League star as top target proves difficult to land

Manchester United are reportedly swaying towards making a move for Everton defender Seamus Coleman as it looks more unlikely they’ll sign Fabinho.

The Monaco star was linked with a move to Old Trafford this past summer, but Jose Mourinho failed in his bid to sign him and could now encounter further issues, as reported by The Express.

It’s noted that the Brazilian star will be an expensive acquisition if United continue to push to sign him, as he signed a new deal with the Ligue 1 outfit last month.

In turn, the Red Devils have switched their focus to Coleman, although he won’t be cheap either as it’s claimed that Everton will demand £25m for the Irish international, as noted by the Irish Independent.

Ronald Koeman will have no intention of allowing the 28-year-old to leave, and so United may well face further frustration there too as they look to prise away an important individual from a domestic rival.

It comes as Mourinho has opted to play Antonio Valencia at right back so far this season, with Matteo Darmian seemingly not figuring in his plans.

Having made just one appearance so far this season which came in the Europa League, the future in Manchester looks bleak for the Italian international as Mourinho evidently has his eyes on other players to fill the right-back role moving forward.

Nevertheless, it doesn’t appear as though it will be a simple process in signing one of his preferred targets, with both Fabinho and Coleman coming with their own complications to ensure that it could be a frustrating process for United in their bid to identify and sign a long-term solution to their right-back problem.

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