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Man Utd: Spaniard keen on Old Trafford switch

Man Utd: Spaniard keen on Old Trafford switch

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by Tony Beaker

4th December 2013 5:08pm GMT

  

Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera is understood to be keen on a move to Manchester United this January after the Premier League champions’ summer bid for his signature proved unsuccessful.

United boss David Moyes made an £26 million attempt to bring the 24-year-old to Old Trafford on transfer deadline day but the Spanish side would not let the player leave for anything less than his £31 million release clause.

Herrera, along with Everton’s Leighton Baines and Borussia Dortmund’s Ilkay Gundogan, is understood to be on Moyes’ winter transfer radar.

If United were willing to match the Spaniard’s release clause this time around or were able to agree a price with Bilbao, Herrera is likely to be on his way to Manchester in January as a Spanish source has told SportsDirect News the player himself is keen to join the Premier League champions.

Meanwhile, Moyes is expected to revive his interest in Baines this winter having seen his three bids for the England left-back turned down over the summer.

The Scot is also reportedly an admirer of Dortmund midfielder Ilkay Gundogan although he is likely to face competition from Arsenal and Real Madrid for the German’s signature, should the Bundesliga outfit allow him to leave the Westfalenstadion.

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