Man United close in on Everton ace

Manchester United are set to push ahead with a £15m summer move for Everton full-back Seamus Coleman, according The Mirror.

Red Devils chief David Moyes is known to be in the market for major additions at the end of the season, with the Scot desperate to inject some fresh blood into his failing squad.

A new right-back is seen as a priority signing, with current first choice Rafael having proven to be inconsistent.

Moyes is understood to have requested that United’s board press ahead with a swoop for Coleman, and it’s thought that a move has been given the green light.

The United chief was responsible for bringing the Republic of Ireland international to Goodison Park from Sligo Rovers in 2008 – a deal which cost just £60,000 – and is known to be a huge fan of his abilities.

Although Everton are keen to keep their man, a £15m offer may prove too good to turn down.

Coleman has been one of the Premier League’s most impressive full-backs this term, netting a whopping six goals from his defensive role.

The attack-minded ace would be the second Toffees star to follow Moyes to United, with Marouane Fellaini having completed a £27.5m switch last year.

Arsenal are also interested in the 25-year-old, but the reigning champions of England are confident that they can lure him to Manchester from Liverpool.


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