Manchester United transfer round-up: £30m defender bid reportedly prepared; Lindegaard latest

A select round-up of the latest news relating to Manchester United

According to a report in the Daily Star, Manchester United are preparing a £30million bid for Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos.

They have followed up on claims from Le10 Sport that the 20-year-old is high on United’s wanted list, and when you consider the player’s reputation and the fact he has a contract until the summer of 2018, he is unlikely to come cheap.

Marquinhos has made 19 appearances for PSG this season (and 51 in total) but he has been used sparingly in recent weeks.

United need quality defensive reinforcements but is another young player really the answer when the likes of Mats Hummels and Diego Godin would be ready-made additions?

In other news, Spanish publication El Gol Digitial reports that United goalkeeper Anders Lindegaard is a possible target for La Liga side Sevilla.

Following the arrival of Victor Valdes as back-up stopper at Old Trafford, Lindegaard could struggle even to make the bench now, but it remains to be seen if he will move on this month.

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