According to outlet Libero, Manchester United’s purported move for Gerard Pique could be stopped by his wife, Shakira, the world famous pop musician.
The Old Trafford club were linked with a move for the player a few days ago, with Louis van Gaal reportedly keen on bringing the player back to the club Barcelona signed him from.
However, Shakira has reportedly veto’d the transfer, suggesting that she wants to remain in Spain for family reasons.
Man Utd require defensive reinforcements immediately, as they go into this weekend’s clash with West Ham without a single recognised central defender.
Injuries to Jonny Evans and Phil Jones have limited Van Gaal, and the recent suspension earned by Tyler Blackett has further impacted the available options.
Even worse for Van Gaal, Chris Smalling is now a doubt for the game on Saturday, meaning that the Dutch manager could be forced to turn to a player without any professional games under his belt as a result.