Manchester United preparing £40m raid for PSG star

Manchester United have been linked with some of the best defenders in Europe ahead of the summer transfer window, and Louis Van Gaal is now looking to Paris Saint-Germain with interest in Marquinhos.

The promising Brazilian centre-back is a player United tried to sign in January but their interest in the Brazilian remains and a £40.1 million bid is being prepared, according to the Metro.

Van Gaal’s side have already been linked with Dani Alves, Nathaniel Clyne and Mats Hummels and their defence could be one of the best in Europe if they are to bring in their targets.

Marquinhos has made 18 Ligue 1 appearances this campaign despite facing tough competition for places in a backline which boasts the likes of £50m signing David Luiz and Thiago Silva.

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The 20-year-old defender could be in line for a move to the Premier League as he is struggling to find a regular first team place at PSG and Manchester United would be able to offer the highly-rated star regular minutes in the side.

He wouldn’t come cheap though as PSG would look to recoup the €31.4m they spent on him back in 2013 and would want to make profit on that amount, but with Van Gaal expected to spend big in the summer a move is not too farfetched.

Barcelona have also expressed an interest in Marquinhos but are unlikely to be able to sign anyone in 2015 as their transfer ban continues.

Would Marquinhos be a good signing for Manchester United? Should he be their priority defensive target?


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