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Manchester United ‘readying January bid for Real Madrid star Casemiro’

Reports in Spain claim Jose Mourinho is a huge fan of the Brazilian and wants to add him to his squad in the New Year

Manchester United are reportedly targeting a January swoop for Real Madrid star Casemiro.

Diario Gol claim the Brazilian international is in talks to renew his contract with his current deal expiring in 2021.

Casemiro is a January target for Manchester United, according to reports

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Casemiro is a January target for Manchester United, according to reports

Jose Mourinho is said to be a big fan of the 25-year-old for his ability on the ball as well as his strength and power.


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But PSG are reportedly the team that are closest to signing Casemiro where he could link up with his international team-mates Neymar, Dani Alves and Thiago Silva.


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Don Balon have even reported that the Red Devils are ready to him a top earner alongside Paul Pogba to lure him to the club.

However it will be extremely difficult to get Real to sell as boss Zinedine Zidane has made him one of his key midfielders.

Casemiro has become one of Real Madrid’s best players in recent seasons

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Casemiro has become one of Real Madrid’s best players in recent seasons

Casemiro has a contract with Real Madrid until 2021

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Casemiro has a contract with Real Madrid until 2021

He has featured in La Liga six times this season and made two appearances in the Champions League.

Mourinho is looking to add fresh talent to his squad when the January window opens and is prepared to splash the cash in order to sign a player he rates so highly.

There have also been a number of injuries in recent weeks that have highlighted the midfield area as one that needs strengthening.

Pogba is still yet to return despite beginning training and United have been struggled in midfield.

Real Madrid are looking to extend Casemiro’s current contract with talks ongoing

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Real Madrid are looking to extend Casemiro’s current contract with talks ongoing

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