Bilbao starlet on United 'shopping list' - reports

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Manchester United are being linked with a January raid on Athletic Bilbao midfielder Javi Martinez.

The 23-year-old, who captained Spain's U21 side to European Championship glory this summer, has been linked with a number of clubs across Europe after continuing his fine form in La Liga.

And The Metro claims that Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has added the seven-cap full international to his 2012 'shopping list'.

The player is listed alongside Milos Krasic, Nicolas Gaitan and Lucas Ocampos as Old Trafford targets when the transfer window re-opens, whilst Rasmus Elm and Manolo Gabbiadini have also been speculatively linked with a Manchester United move.

Martinez was a product of the Osasuna academy before switching to San Mamés, where he has spent the last five years building his reputation.

It's unclear if a move to England would appeal to the youngster, but he would join compatriot David de Gea at Manchester United were he to join the Barclas Premier League champions.

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