According to Mirror, Manchester are keen to sign Real madrid defender Pepe as they line up bid for the Portugese international. The 32-year old has drawn interest from the Red Devils after failing in Ramos’ pursuit.
It is now reported that the Portugese international has fallen behind both Ramos and Varane under new manager Rafa Benitez as the manager is looking for the new centre-back partnership next season.
Real Madrid and Manchester United have been at a stand-off this summer, with Los Blancos wanting David de Gea and Red Devils wanting Sergio Ramos in return.
The Red Devilsm it is understood, have lost in Ramos’ pursuit as the Spanish international have signed a new contract with Real Madrid which will keep him at Bernabeu till 2020.
Despite signing a new contract extension recently, Pepe is unsure about his future going into the new season. The 32-year old is looking for a suitable offer to leave Bernabeu and Manchester United are determined to bring in a vastly experienced centre-back this summer.
Louis van Gaal is keen to make defensive reinforcements going into new season as the Red Devils are keen to challenge Premier League this season. The 32-year old will provide a short-term solution to United’s defensive problems heading into new season.
Manchester United have already confirmed that they will sign “proven winners” and have signed the likes of Depay, Schweinsteiger and Schneiderlin who has already shown their class at their previous clubs.