Man United eyeing experienced Champions League defender in shock bargain swoop

Manchester United could make a surprise move for Wolfsburg defender Naldo this summer in an effort to add defensive reinforcements, according to German publication Kicker. 

Having struggled to find a natural partner for Chris Smalling, the injury crisis the Red Devils have been forced to deal with this season has shown how short of recognised options in central defence.

Daley Blind has done a good job in the role, though the Dutchman is not a natural centre-half in its truest sense.

As a result, the club could turn to the experienced Brazilian this summer, who recently returned from a lengthy spell out to put in a commanding performance against Real Madrid in the Champions League.

With his contract due to expire in the summer of 2017, he could well be a cheap option for the Red Devils as they aim to supplement the likes of Smalling with seasoned operators.

The report claims the Manchester giants view the ex-Brazilian international as a good option to help lead younger colleagues.