Casemiro A Prime Target For PSG This New Year

Real Madrid's Casemiro celebrates scoring their third goal.

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Premier League  and Ligue 1 heavyweights are set to go toe-to-toe to sign Real Madrid midfielder Casemiro when the winter transfer window reopens.

According to reports, Jose Mourinho has been impressed by Casemiro since the last two seasons, and has set his sights on securing the midfielder’s services.

The Red Devils are willing to offer the Brazilian a wage package close to that of their top earner Paul Pogba in order to bring him to Old Trafford.

Mourinho worked with the player while at the Bernabeu, though at that time he was not a prominent member of the first team. But it won’t be a deal of no-sweat to Mourinho, as the 25-year-old’s current manager, Zinedine Zidane, has described him as a ‘fundamental’ part of the Real Madrid squad, and won’t allow him to leave without a hitch.

United signed Nemanja Matic last summer to offer more strength to their midfield, and the Portuguese manager will be eager to sign a player he rates highly, as Paul Pogba and Marouane Fellaini are currently unavailable due to injuries.

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Ligue 1 leaders PSG are also reportedly interested in the highly rated midfielder, who will also be officially completing their second most expensive signing next summer, when they permanently bring in Kylian Mbappe from Monaco.

Casemiro has made eight appearances for Los Blancos so far this season, and continued to impress, anchoring the midfield alongside Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.

He is under contract with the Spanish champions until 2021, having established himself as a regular since the 2015/16 season, after returning from a loan spell with Porto.

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Written by Himangshu Das  

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