United facing £15m midfielder scrap with Spartak - reports

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Manchester United face fresh competition from Spartak Moscow in the race to sign Steven Defour.

The Belgian international has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford, with Sir Alex Ferguson a known admirer of the 23-year-old Standard Liege star.

Ferguson went as far as to send the player a letter back in 2009, reassuring Defour that Manchester United would take another look at him after he recovered from a serious foot injury.

TalkSPORT claims that Liege will now listen to offers in the region of £15 million for the player, who has also been linked with a move to Liverpool in the past.

The Red Devils are reported to be busy in the transfer market at the current time, with defender Phil Jones reportedly undergoing a medical at Old Trafford today (Wednesday) ahead of a proposed £16 million Manchester United move.


Ferguson stated last month that he was keen to bring three players to the club in the summer transfer window, with Jones and a goalkeeper appearing to fill two of those positions.

"I am looking at maybe three signings which would boost our overall quality in our team," said the Scot at the Manchester United awards evening in May.

With Paul Scholes retiring, a central midfielder with attacking ability is thought to be high on the agenda, although talkSPORT report that Spartak could look to 'pounce' with United concentrating on other deals.

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