United hopeful of landing Marcelo

Manchester United are hopeful of brokering a deal that could see Real Madrid left-back Marcelo move to Old Trafford in January.

According to the Daily Express, the Reds have been alerted to the Brazil international’s availability as Madrid are keen to bring Bayern Munich’s David Alaba to the Santiago Bernabeu.

Reds’ boss Louis van Gaal has been searching for reinforcements to bolster his back line following some disappointing displays this season, and it is understood that Barcelona’s Jordi Alba is at the top of his wish list.

However, Marcelo is a more realistic option given Madrid would consider letting him leave for a reasonable fee in order to fund any move for Austrian international Alaba.


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