Manchester United add Mattia De Sciglio to defensive shortlist

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Mattia De Sciglio caught the eye of David Moyes.
Mattia De Sciglio caught the eye of David Moyes..

Manchester United have added Mattia De Sciglio to a growing shortlist as they intensify their search for midfield reinforcements, reports the Daily Express.

De Sciglio has come through the youth ranks at the San Siro to become an established first team member for AC Milan.

New boss Clarence Seedorf has put his faith in the 21-year-old, who started 12 consecutive games from October to mid-February.

While AC Milan continue to struggle in Serie A, De Sciglio is coming on leaps and bounds and has now reportedly caught the attention of David Moyes.

The Manchester United manager is urgently searching for defensive reinforcements after Nemanja Vidic confirmed he will sign for Inter Milan in the summer.

Not only do the Red Devils need a new imposing centre-back to replace the departing captain, they also need to deliver some good news to fans, who have been through a rough and tumble ride this season.

Moyes is set to be handed a significant transfer budget this summer to lift the gloom surrounding Old Trafford and De Sciglio is now part of a lengthening transfer shortlist.

Juventus defender Angelo Ogbonna was originally seen as the successor to Vidic but Moyes has since shifted his focus from the player to De Sciglio.

Manchester United have also been linked with a bid for Matthias Ginter and Luke Shaw as Moyes looks to make a number of additions when the season finishes.

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