Steve Defour’s agent cools Manchester United talk


The agent of in-demand Standard Liege midfielder Steven Defour has played down talk of Manchester United being close to agreeing a deal to sign his client as early as January.

The22-year-old Belgium international is on the wanted lists of a number of top clubs across Europe, but agent Paul Stefani says that no deal is close at hand.

He told"An imminent agreement with Manchester United?

"I can confirm that there are informal contacts with Italian, English, French, German and Spanish clubs, but nothing that suggests an imminent closure in a negotiation.

"Still there's not anything concrete, so I cannot make names – I confirm that the player is followed by some big clubs.

"A departure in January? It's too early to tell about that, this depends on many things."

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