Manchester United are plotting a January move for Everton star Seamus Coleman, with the Old Trafford club having identified the player as an ideal improvement at right back to their current options, as reported by the Daily Express.
Coleman is undoubtedly one of the best right backs in the Premier League, and with that, interest from top sides has been brewing in recent months.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is thought to have identified Coleman as the long term solution to his problems on the right side of defence.
However, Mourinho will not be able to get his man without a fight, with Louis van Gaal also eyeing up the defender.
Both clubs are thought to be ready to make £20 million moves in January for one of the Goodison Park club’s top talents.
It will not be easy for Man Utd, despite the fact that Coleman supported them as a child – the Republic of Ireland international’s contract with the Toffees does not expire until 2019, putting Everton in the driver’s seat.
Manchester United are expected to win the race for Everton’s right back Seamus Coleman, with the club hoping that a swap move for the defender will tempt the Goodison Park club into parting with one of their prized assets, as reported by the Daily Express.
With Chelsea also hovering around the Republic of Ireland star, manager Louis van Gaal believes that offering cash and Belgian international midfielder Marouane Fellaini would help Man Utd win the war.
Chelsea are thought to picture Coleman as a potential long term solution at right back, having seen Branislav Ivanovic falter slightly in recent weeks.
With Coleman’s contract at Everton set to run until 2019, it would take a large fee for any club to get the Toffees to sell.
However, the inclusion of an ex-Everton hero in the form of the gigantic Fellaini could convince the Blues to part ways with their ultra talented full back.
Chelsea are lining up a surprise move for Everton right back Seamus Coleman, as reported by the Daily Express.
The Stamford Bridge club are intending to make a move for him next summer, with the belief that the Republic of Ireland international can become the club’s long term option on the right side of defence.
Blues boss Jose Mourinho is now putting together a £20 million package to tempt the Goodison Park side into selling one of their prized assets.
Chelsea’s scouts feel as though Coleman is the right person to take over from Branislav Ivanovic in the defence, with the brutish defender never truly comfortable in the berth on the right side of defence.
While Chelsea have Cesar Azpilicueta available to them, Mourinho tends to use him on the left, meaning the west London club could do with another option for the right.
They could yet face competition from Manchester United for the 25 year old, with Coleman having supported the Old Trafford club before getting into the game.