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Man Utd Open Talks Over Audacious €38m Move For Brazilian International

Manchester United have opened talks with Paris Saint-Germain over the potential signing of €38m-rated centre-back Marquinhos, according to reports today.

With the January transfer now open for business, managers are strengthening their squads ahead of the second half of the season, so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today,  Man Utd are linked with Marquinhos…..

Manchester United have opened talks with Paris Saint-Germain over the potential signing of €38m-rated centre-back Marquinhos, according to reports today.

United are being tipped to bring in another central defender this month after Louis van Gaal was forced to play a make-shift defence on several occasions during the first half of the season due to a spate of injuries at the back.

Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Marcos Rojo and Jonny Evans have all spent time on the treatment table in recent months so the Dutch boss is believed to have drawn up a list of potential January targets to strengthen his options in defence.

Several names have been linked with a move to Old Trafford in recent weeks but the Metro are citing reports coming out of France that claim van Gaal has now turned his attention to PSG starlet Marquinhos.

The newspaper suggests that United chiefs have already opened talks with the French Ligue 1 champions and have set aside a sizeable kitty to try and land the talented 20-year-old, with PSG understood to want to recoup the €38m (£30m) they paid Roma for his signature.

Marquinhos moved to the Parc des Prince in the summer of 2013 and was tipped to be the next big Brazilian talent. However, he’s fallen down the pecking order this season following the arrival of David Luiz, with the former Chelsea man forging an impressive partnership alongside Thiago Silva.

With first team football hard to come by in France, the report suggests that Marquinhos may be open to a move to Old Trafford if the two clubs can agree a deal, but it remains to be seen whether that will turn out to be the case.

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However, while Marquinhos would certainly be an exciting addition if United could pull it off, I have a feeling the player may remain with PSG until at least the summer to see if he can cement a place in Laurent Blanc’s side.

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