Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho could renew the club’s long-standing interest in Everton full-back Seamus Coleman, according to the Irish Independent.
Despite spending in excess of £150m in the summer, United are lacking in certain areas of the squad and their most problematic position is at right-back; where Antonio Valencia has deputised, whilst Italian international Matteo Darmian has continually been overlooked.
As such, Mourinho is targeting a new first-team right-back and Coleman’s pace, and Premier League experience, make him the ideal candidate. However, the Irishman is second-choice on United’s short-list to Monaco’s Brazilian full-back Fabinho.
United would have to spend big to purchase either player but a deal for Fabinho would certainly be more complicated, although Everton would command a hefty sum for Coleman given that his current contract runs until 2019.
Coleman has been an ever-present figure in Everton’s side this season, following the appointment of Ronald Koeman as manager at Goodison Park, and the Dutchman is unlikely to let his defender leave easily- especially with the Toffees currently on a fine run of form in the Premier League, taking points off Manchester City at the weekend.
Everton currently sit sixth in the Premier League, losing just one of eight games this season, but they could drop to seventh if Manchester United defeat Liverpool this evening.