Manchester United Transfer News: Reds Chase Galatasaray Goalkeeper Fernando Muslera

According to Turkish media source Milliyet, current league leaders Manchester United have made a £14 million bid for Galatasaray's stopper, Fernando Muslera.

The report concludes that United have been very persistant in their attempt to sign the 26-year-old, thus suggesting that United Boss Sir Alex Ferguson is growing unhappy with their own current stopper, David De Gea. The Spaniard has failed to fully convince coaching staff this season that he is the one for the number one spot. 

Perhaps somewhat surprisingly United possess the worst defensive record in the top half of the league so far this season, having conceded 28 goals in 21 matches. It is thought United officials wish to bring in a more experienced number one in the heart of defence to help reduce this record.

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Muslera is the current number one for his National side Uruguay, having made 41 appearances since 2009. The former Lazio goalkeeper is very highly rated in his homeland, Turkey and most parts of Europe, and United scouts have been very impressed with him.

With Ferguson's side sat comfortably on top of the Premier League, the veteran manager feels he needs to add some personnel to a few positions during this January transfer window and a goalkeeper could be one of those positions.

Meanwhile, there have been various reports suggesting that United are looking in to the possibility of signing Chelsea midfielder Frank Lampard, when his contract runs out in the summer. There is a whole host of clubs lining up to take the prolific goal scoring England International, after it was announced Chelsea will not be renewing his contract at Stamford Bridge.

 

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