Man Utd step up efforts to scupper £45m Real Madrid defender bid

Rob McCarthy
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Manchester United are reportedly stepping up their bid to beat Real Madrid to the £45million signing of Porto defender Eder Militao.

The 21-year-old has been watched by several top European clubs, including United’s Premier League rivals Chelsea and Liverpool .

LaLiga giants Real are said to have already made a verbal agreement to sign Militao, but United remain confident that they can scupper that deal – as reported in the Daily Mail.

Miltao only joined Porto from Sao Paulo for £3m last summer and while he will not be sold this month, United are keen on landing he player before his release clause rises from £45m to £70m in July.

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United caretaker boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has previously admitted that January incomings are unlikely at Old Trafford, but that has not stopped persistent rumours that the Red Devils remain after a new central defender.

The defensive part of their game continues to be their Achilles heel, prompting continued speculation that United will try and strengthen that area as they push for a top-four finish.


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