Bruno Martins Indi was said to be a top target for Manchester United during the World Cup, but the Feyenoord centre-back has recently signed a contract with Porto, according to reports, meaning United will have to look elsewhere for defensive additions.
United will be desperate to land at least one centre-back this summer after seeing Nemanja Vidic sign with Inter Milan and Rio Ferdinand move away on a free. It will be important that the club find a way to replace the experience and leadership qualities lost through both players.
But the World Cup and Louis van Gaal’s contacts within the Dutch camp are offering up solutions to the problem. As well as that, Premier League players are also said to be on the market, which will be a bonus over signing foreign-based defenders.
With money not a problem in United’s rebuild this summer, here are five alternatives to Bruno Martins Indi.
Click on Thomas Vermaelen to reveal the five alternatives