Shocking: Man United Plan To Hijack Potential Chelsea Target, £10m Offered
Manchester United are yet to comment officially on whether they plan to strengthen in January, but after a rocky start to the season, it is clear to see their squad needs some fine tuning.
One area in which they should look at improving is by adding a new defensive midfielder, which would allow Paul Pogba greater freedom.
Marouane Fellaini has shown himself incapable of handling the role long term, while Michael Carrick is in the final stages of his Manchester United career.
A player worth looking at is Fiorentina ace Milan Badelj, a Croatian international with 24 caps to his name to date.
The problem for them is United manager Jose Mourinho’s former club Chelsea are at the head of the queue for Badelj, report Calciomercato.
Chelsea have made an initial offer for him, with AC Milan also interested. Fiorentina reportedly value him at 12 million Euros (£10m) – a bargain for Manchester United, considering the last midfielder they bought cost £89 million.
United need Badelj more than Chelsea do, with the Blues already possessing Nemanja Matic and Ngolo Kante in midfield.
Badelj, 27, could slot right in at United, and would be a shrewd acquisition for the Red Devils. Already used to allowing more flamboyant stars like Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic to be creative at international level, he could help United get the best out of their attacking talent.
Jose Mourinho might be five months into his reign as Manchester United manager, but it is probably fair to say that he hasn’t yet settled on his preferred starting XI.
However, whilst the likes of Ander Herrera, Wayne Rooney and Michael Carrick have found themselves in and out of the side on a weekly basis, there are some players whose futures look almost certain to lie away from Old Trafford.
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