Man United Prepared To Make Shock Move For Atletico Star

Atletico Madrid's Gabi and Fernando Torres lift the trophy as they celebrate winning the Europa League.

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Manchester United may be one of the biggest football clubs in the world, but signing their choice of player has become difficult as of late.

Considering the apparent lack of success the club has had since Sir Alex Ferguson decided to retire back in 2013, top players have seemingly overlooked the English giants for other European clubs.

That being said, United boss Jose Mourinho is determined as ever to strengthen his squad before the new Premier League season begins in August, with an aim to overthrow arch-rivals and reigning English champions Manchester City.

The Reds have already signed Diogo Dalot from Porto and Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk, and are now looking at their next possible piece of business. This time, the right-back position.

Reports suggest that United are looking to lure Atletico Madrid defender Sime Vrsaljko to Old Trafford, and that the Europa League champions may well be interested in selling.

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However, the Red Devils won’t be alone in this fight to sign the talented Croatian, with Italian giants Inter also reportedly in the race to acquire his services.

Corriere dello Sport, an Italian media outlet, claims that Vrsaljko will make Italy his first choice simply because he has more experience of playing in the Serie A. The Croat has plied his trade at Genoa and Sassuolo in the past and knows the league very well.

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Let’s not forget, however, that United are still a club that most players find difficult to pass up, and it may be better for his career if he moves to England. It is also pertinent to note that the Italian club will be looking to sign him on a one-year loan deal.

Regardless of the outcome, it is obvious that Jose Mourinho is willing to go all out in order to initiate a squad overhaul ahead of the new season.

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