Manchester United are one of a host of clubs considering making moves for Brazilian star Marquinhos, according to the player’s agent, Giuliano Bertolucci.
In today’s edition of French newspaper Le Parisien Bertolucci has confirmed that the Red Devils are interested in a transfer for his client, although he remained coy over whether or not Paris Saint-Germain would be prepared to sell their young defender in the summer.
"Last summer, the president of PSG declared that the transfer of Marquinhos was non-negotiable. We'll see what his position is next summer. Many clubs are interested. Manchester United are one of them, it's true," Bertolucci said.
"Many clubs are interested. Manchester United are one of them, it's true"
With Marquinhos having moved to Ligue 1 in 2012, after impressing at AS Roma, it looked as though he was set to become a mainstay in Laurent Blanc’s squad. What’s transpired has seen Thiago Silva and summer signing David Luiz keep him out of the starting XI, and as such he’s been linked with a move away.
Marquinhos on the move?
Recent reports have it suggested that the 20-year-old is to begin negotiations over a new PSG contract in February, though if they go awry he could well be in the shop window come the end of the season.
If that happens then United, who have manager Louis van Gaal on the look out for such a talent, will certainly be in the frame for his signature, and they’re unlikely to be alone.
Despite claims that it would take a colossal £112 million to pry him away from the Parc des Princes he should be available for far less, and with PSG eager to comply with Financial Fair Play rules, as well as constantly improve their own squad, they’re not in a position to carry players deemed surplus to requirements.