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Deal close: Manchester United cleared to complete FIRST January signing for just £44million

Manchester United have reportedly been handed some hugely positive transfer news regarding their interest in Porto centre-back Eder Militao.

The immensely talented 20-year-old has been strongly linked with United and other big clubs in recent times and everything now seems in place for a January move.

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According to Don Balon, United are joined by Real Madrid in pursuing Militao, and Porto have decided they will sell if they receive offers of £44million this winter.

That should be easily affordable for the Red Devils, so they just need to ensure they can get in there before Madrid and strike an agreement soon.

United urgently need this kind of signing at the back, with their squad lacking genuinely top class options at the back, and with a long-term signing like Militao absolutely ideal to fix that position for years to come.

The Brazil international seems an ideal fit for Premier League football and, despite his youth, could go straight into Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s starting XI.

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