Report: Manchester United weighing up move for West Ham-linked Aleksandar Dragovic

Manchester United are understood to be considering a move for Austria international Aleksandar Dragovic in a bid to solve their defensive issues.

Manchester United are weighing up a move for Dynamo Kiev centre-back Aleksandar Dragovic, according to ESPN FC.

Dragovic, 23, joined Kiev from FC Basel in the summer of 2013, and his impressive performances for the Ukrainian club have since attracted interest from a host of top European sides.

Arsenal, Chelsea and West Ham United have all been tracking his progress in recent months, according to the Daily Mail, and the Austria international himself is said to be keen on a switch to the Premier League.

United’s search for defensive reinforcements this month has been well-documented, however, with the likes of Ron Vlaar and Mats Hummels named as potential targets, and Louis van Gaal could steal a march on his rivals with a sizeable bid in the coming weeks.

Having been an ever-present in the league this season, while also impressing in the Europa League, Kiev would be reluctant to part with Dragovic in the current transfer window, but the club are aware that an eventual departure looks inevitable.

A latter Daily Mail report from last month claimed that the former Austria Vienna product had been the subject of a £12 million bid from Spartak Moscow, and it’s believed that United would have to fork over a fee in that region to lure him to Old Trafford.

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