Manchester United are planning to sign Real Madrid full-back Fabio Coentrao as the Los Blancos have entered the race to sign Valencia full-back Jose Luis Gaya.
Real target Luis Gaya is also being eyed by Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger, according to the Express.
United boss Louis van Gaal is yet to seal his first winter move of a defender despite of knowing the defensive weakness in his squad.
In the first half of the season, United suffered defensively due to the number of injuries to the defenders but despite of their return they are still not upto their mark.
United signed Marcos Rojo and Luke Shaw in the summer but both of them have struggled with their injury problems.
Real Madrid defender Fabio Coentrao would be great move for United. The Portuguese man is struggling with playing time at Santiago Bernabeu.
The 26-year-old who has been rated at £25million has made only six La Liga appearance so far this season. In total, he has made 95 appearances since his move from Benfica in 2011.
Reports have linked the Red Devils with several centre-backs and full-backs, however nothing has been concrete yet.
Yesterday, it was reported that 23-year-old centre-back Aleksandar Dragovic is set to move to Old Trafford.
Columnist: Dany Fendi