Manchester United are planning to sign Everton defender Seamus Coleman for a fee around £25 million, according to the Daily Star.
The Republic of Ireland international was linked with a move to Manchester United in the past. Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal is preparing to offload Marouane Fellaini to his former side as part of Coleman’s deal.
While Everton are also planning for teenager Adnan Januzaj on loan, means United can use the Belgian for a bargaining purpose which could help them to secure Coleman’s services.
The 26-year-old is a regular player for Everton. He has made 15 Premier League appearances so far this season.
Coleman is an attacking right-back and could be used as a wing-back if van Gaal continues with the same 3-5-2 formation.
United have already suffered enough this season with injury problems and looking to strengthen their side with new faces.
Reports have also linked Manchester United with their former skipper Nemanja Vidic who is struggling at Inter Milan. The Serie A side have already decided to offload him next month for free.
Star reported that Inter Milan manager Roberto Mancini has planned to say goodbye to Vidic after performing poor for the Italian side.
Columnist: Stevan Jones