Manchester United not looking to sign Lucas Biglia according to reports

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The Lazio man is reportedly not on the Red Devils' shortlist, with United instead focused on strengthening other positions this month.

Sky Sports have reported that, despite suggestions the transfer of Lucas Biglia to Manchester United was close to being concluded, the Old Trafford outfit are in fact not looking at the 29-year-old as possible signing.

Instead say Sky Sports, Louis van Gaal and the United hierarchy are trying to resolve the problems they have with David De Gea in goal, while also researching possible attacking reinforcements.

This goes against reports from the likes of the Independent that have said Biglia was on the cusp of a £17 million move to join up with compatriots Sergio Romero and Marcus Rojo at Carrington, with the Red Devils closely linked to the Argentina international after he had been a vital member of his country's squads for last summer's World Cup tournament and this year's Copa America, where the Albicelestes finished as runners up on both occasions.

Why a move for Biglia doesn't make sense

United arguably have two of the Premier League's best defensive midfielders already in their ranks in Michael Carrick and new signing Morgan Schneiderlin. With Louis van Gaal having assured the England international that he will have a first team role this season, it is hard to imagine Biglia arriving and matches being split between the three players.

The Red Devils have strength in depth beyond that too, with the likes of Daley Blind, Ander Herrera, Marouane Fellaini and Bastian Schweinsteiger all vying for places in one of the deeper central midfield positions.

It is no surprise that Sky Sports are reporting the English giants as instead focusing on the attacking and goalkeeping departments in the side, as they remain the areas of the side that have the most uncertainty. Even in central defence, where the club have been unable to strengthen this summer, Van Gaal still has options if the transfer window were to shut tomorrow.

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