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Man Utd ready bid for Everton full-back

Man Utd ready bid for Everton full-back

Coleman back on United radar

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has urged the club's hierarchy to lodge a winter bid for Everton defender Seamus Coleman. The Republic of Ireland international has been long linked with a move to Old Trafford.

Coleman, 27, has been on the Red Devils radar since 2013, but unfortunately they have failed to negotiate a deal with the Toffees.

According to The Mirror, the Special One is eager to recruit a new right-back in the New Year and sees Coleman as the perfect fit for his side.

Antonio Valencia has acted as the make-shift right-back this term and there is the need for a specialist in the position with Timothy Fosu-Mensah still in a development phase.

Meanwhile, Matteo Darmian has already finalized terms over a move to Inter Milan and the deal is likely to be confirmed when the transfer window reopens in three months' time.

Coleman has a rich vein of experience in the top flight having featured in over 175 games since joining from Sligo Rovers in 2009.