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Man United chasing Akinfeev


Man United chasing Akinfeev

Football Transfer Centre

Manchester United are reportedly ready to test the resolve of CSKA Moscow's goalkeeper, Igor Akinfeev. The Russian international is regarded as one of the best goalkeeper's in Europe, and Sir Alex Ferguson is looking for a long-term successor for Edwin van der Sar.

It is understood that CSKA are reluctant to sell, but United are ready to offer as much as 12 million GBP to bring the keeper to Old Trafford.

Sir Alex believes that van der Sar does have at least one year left of top flight football, but is ready to find the long-term successor.

Aged only 22, Akinfeev has plenty of years left to improve.

It is understood that AC Milan and Juventus are also both interested in the Russian.