Manchester United are hopeful of snapping up Everton defender Seamus Coleman in the January transfer window, and are set to offer the Goodison Park club £20 million to secure the transfer.
While the Old Trafford club believe that it will be easier for them to sign Coleman when the season finishes, they are hopeful of pushing through a move in the winter window.
As evidenced by the fact that Louis van Gaal prefers to play Antonio Valencia on the right side of defence, the Dutch manager does not believe that Rafael da Silva is good enough to feature in his side.
Coleman has developed into one of the best right backs in Europe over the last year, and would offer the attacking and defensive ability that Van Gaal demands from a full back.
The former Netherlands boss is thought to be particularly impressed with his pace, and would like to replace Rafael, who he has deemed to be unreliable, with him, as reported by The Guardian.
Chelsea are plotting a sensation £25 million move for Everton right back Seamus Coleman for next summer, as reported by the Daily Star.
The defender has developed into one of the most exciting attacking players in his position in the entirety of Europe over the last few seasons, having been signed by Everton from Sligo Rovers for only £60,000 a few years ago.
That was the handiwork of newly appointed Real Sociedad manager David Moyes, and Chelsea have been tracking the talented star for two seasons.
They have now decided that Coleman is the man to take the right back position in the side, and are hoping to make a £25 million move for the Republic of Ireland international.
Jose Mourinho believes that Coleman is right player to bring more dynamism to his already solid defence.
Branislav Ivanovic is also turning 31 next year.
Everton are already looking at alternative right backs.
Manchester United have reportedly lined up a €75 million January swoop for Everton stars Ross Barkley and Seamus Coleman, as reported by fichajes.net.
The Spanish outlet are suggesting that the Old Trafford club are prepping a significant bid in January to take two of Everton’s key players.
Given the fact that both players are tied down for the long term to the Goodison Park club, Man Utd have reportedly decided that it will take a significant sum to convince the Toffees to part with two of their more highly rated players.
With that in mind, Louis van Gaal is thought to have put aside €75 million for their acquisition.
It remains to be seen if Everton would be willing to sell the duo, but it would be a significant sum for the club to turn down, should Man Utd make the bid.
Coleman is also believed to be a boyhood Man Utd fan, which might effect any interest.