Manchester United are eyeing up a big money move for Paris Saint-Germain’s highly-rated defender Marquinhos, according to Goal.
Red Devils boss Jose Mourinho saw centre-back Marcos Rojo suffer a cruciate ligament injury in their Europa League win over Anderlecht last week to join fellow defenders Chris Smalling and Phil Jones on the sidelines, with all three expected to play no further part this term.
This makes it even more imperative that the Portuguese strengthens his backline ahead of a likely Premier League title challenge next season, and one man he feels will significantly benefit his side is Brazil international Marquinhos.
And it has been reported that United will offer €70 million for the 23-year-old, which would make him the most expensive defender in world football should a deal be completed this summer.
The 22-year-old has started 24 of PSG’s 34 Ligue 1 games this term in helping Unai Emery’s men sit top of the division, but only three points clear of Champions League semi-finalists Monaco, who themselves have two games in hand.
However, Marquinhos was left out of the side that beat Montpellier 2-0 in the French capital yesterday, and the defender was one of several PSG players blasted for their display in the Champions League loss to Barcelona, where they threw away a 4-0 lead from the first leg to lose 6-1 at the Nou Camp.
The Manchester Evening News report that the 22-year-old would consider a move to Old Trafford, and given how highly-rated he is in France and how well he has performed this season at PSG, it’s a deal Mourinho may look to clinch in the summer.