Man United receive blow in chase for £15m Real Madrid midfield target

Manchester United have received a blow in their chase for Lazio star Lucas Biglia, who is also being targeted by Real Madrid, according to reports from talkSPORT.

Biglia has been recently linked with a move to Old Trafford as Red Devils boss Louis van Gaal continues his search for a central midfielder, while Real have even reportedly launched a £15million bid for the Biancocelesti star.

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However, it seems that the both clubs are set to miss out of the 29-year-old Argentine, as Biglia is edging close to extending his contract at the Stadio Olimpico.

Lazio also currently value Biglia at a high £20million, and with United already reluctant to pay £25million for Morgan Schneiderlin from Southampton, the price will be seen as an obstacle.

The Italian giants had a brilliant Serie A season the previous term, finishing third only behind Roma and Juventus to finally make their return to the Champions League proper.

The former Anderlecht ace played 31 games in all competitions last season, scoring four goals.