Man Utd Table €45m Bid For Brazilian, Player Keen On Move
Man Utd have made a late €45m (£33.9m) bid for Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos and the player is believed to be keen on making the move to Old Trafford
Transfer deadline day is here and managers are frantically trying to tie-up those late deals to strengthen 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 made a late €45m (£33.9m) bid for Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos and the player is believed to be keen on making the move to Old Trafford, according to reports.
United boss Louis van Gaal is understood to be in the market for another centre-back to strengthen his options during the second half of the season after seeing the likes of Marcos Rojo, Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans and Phil Jones all spend time on the sidelines in recent months.
Several names have been linked with a move but Marquinhos has emerged as a top target for the Dutch boss and the Metro are citing reports coming out of France that suggest the 20-time Premier League champions are working hard to pull off a late swoop for the Brazilian.
Le10 Sport are reporting that following further negotiations between the two clubs, United have submitted a €45m (£33.9m) offer for the 20-year-old defender in the hope that it will persuade PSG to cash-in.
However, while the Ligue 1 champions have so far resisted that temptation, the Metro cite further reports from France that suggest Marquinhos is keen on making the move to Old Trafford.
The South American moved to the Parc des Prince in the summer of 2013 but after a promising debut season, he’s fallen down the pecking order following the arrival of David Luiz, so it wouldn’t be a surprise if he was keen on leaving to get more first team action.
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It remains to be seen if the players wishes could persuade PSG to change their mind and accept United’s offer, but time is running out for a deal to get over the line and the closer we get to that 11pm deadline, the more unlikely it is that they’ll be able to pull it off.