Manchester United target Serbian defender

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Manchester United are lining up a January move for Serbian defender Uros Cosic according to reports.

Sir Alex Ferguson is desperate to provide some cover for his injury ravaged back-line and has earmarked the 17-year-old CSKA Moscow star.

Luring him away from the Russian outfit may be difficult, with the CSKA outfit reluctant to let him leave.

Club president Yevgeni Giner was quoted as saying: "I must stress that we would like to keep Cosic."

He continued: "I have not seen such a great central defender before, not to mention that he is only 17. But Manchester United would also love to have him.

"They have already made several attempts to approach me about him, asking if I was ready to negotiate. They can see - the boy is going to grow into a bigger star than Vidic."