Man United want to make Roma defender first January signing – report

Manchester United have turned their attentions to Roma defender Kostas Manolas, according to reports

Manchester United have submitted an offer for Roma defender Kostas Manolas, according to reports in the British media.

The Sun are reporting that the Red Devils have turned their attentions to the Greece international in the January transfer window after a potential deal to sign Victor Lindelof hit the buffers.

The same article states that the 20-time English champions have submitted a £32.5m for the Roma centre-half as Jose Mourinho looks to bolster his defensive options at Old Trafford.

The Greek defender has made 15 appearances in Serie A this season to help the Rome outfit challenge Juventus and Napoli for the Italian top-flight title.

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Manchester United signed Eric Bailly in a £30m deal from La Liga outfit Villarreal in the summer transfer window as the Ivory Coast international became the first signing of the Mourinho era.

The Red Devils have won their last six Premier League games after victories over Tottenham Hotspur, Crystal Palace, West Bromwich Albion, Middlesbrough, West Ham United and Sunderland.

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