Man United are reportedly preparing a £4m January move for Ron Vlaar. The 29-year old’s contract runs out next summer and he will then be available on a free.
So far the defender hasn’t agreed a new deal and despite boss Paul Lambert being desperate to keep hold of him, he may have to let him leave in January, if they want any money for him. One team willing to offer some cash for him in the winter transfer window is Man United.
They believe a cut-price deal could go ahead – worth just £4m – because Villa won’t want to let him leave for nothing at the end of the season. Louis Van Gaal is keen on adding another defender to his team and he has reluctantly accepted that Mats Hummels is not for sale.
It leaves him with Vlaar as his main target and the centre-back is believed to be open to a move to Old Trafford, due to the fact he worked under LVG in the Netherlands national team.
By Charlie Gregory
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