Reports claim Man United want Perisic (again) and Maguire isn't their top defensive target 3 years ago

Reports claim Man United want Perisic (again) and Maguire isn't their top defensive target

Ed Woodward, at least by the sounds of things, is a very busy man

Manchester United haven't been quite as active in the summer transfer market as some might have expected them to be. Brazilian international Fred and young Portuguese full-back Diogo Dalot were announced early in the window, with only veteran goalkeeper Lee Grant arriving in the time since.

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But with the transfer window closing for English clubs in little over a couple of weeks, we can safely assume that Jose Mourinho's side will feature regularly in the transfer gossip columns in the days ahead. In fact, it's already started...

Talk of a move for Leicester's Harry Maguire has intensified in the last couple of days, but he's by no means the only defender in United's sights.

Maguire Alderweireld Perisic

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In fact, Toby Alderweireld is United's top defensive target, according to the Independent. Miguel Delaney writes that Spurs want £55m for the former Southampton defender or a deal which would see Anthony Martial move in the opposite direction. At this stage, United's hierarchy are reluctant to consider either option, perhaps explaining the increased speculation about a move for Maguire.

Alderweireld and Perisic are thought to be United's main targets

Away from their hunt for a new centre-back, the club are also said to be keen on resurrecting a move for Ivan Perisic. The Croatian was a target for Mourinho a year ago but a deal was not agreed with Inter Milan. The Mirror now claim that United will look to sign him again, a move which could allow Martial to leave Old Trafford.

Despite the aforementioned interest in the Frenchman from Tottenham, United will insist Martial moves abroad if he does leave the club.

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