United revive interest in Liverpool target

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Manchester United are set to revive their interesting former Liverpool target Steven Defour, according to

The Belgium star has been linked with a move to old Trafford for the past couple of years, with Sir Alex Ferguson writing him a letter wishing him a speedy recovery from a serious foot injury last year.

In the letter, Ferguson said: “I'm going to follow your progress closely and I will remain in contact with your club to have news of your recovery.”

Defour, though, signed a contract extension with Standard Liege back in March of this year and saw speculation over a potential move to the Premier League die down.

However, this summer Liverpool boss Roy Hodgson was reportedly set to travel to Belgium to speak with the player’s representatives but nothing came of it.

Now Fergie is set to have one last roll of the dice in the transfer market and make Defour his fourth signing of the season.

United are looking for a new holding midfield player, with doubts over Owen Hargreaves’ injury record and whether questions over whether Michael Carrick is good enough.

And Defour could be available for as cheap as £10 million, as Standard will not be in any European competition and Defour would relish the chance to test himself in English football.

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