Manchester United transfer news: Seamus Coleman emerges as target - reports

Louis van Gaal is reportedly keen on the Everton defender - but he's not the only one

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Manchester United are ready to rival Chelsea for Everton defender Seamus Coleman, according to reports.

The right-back has been hugely consistent for the Toffees over the last couple of seasons following his move from Sligo Rovers in 2009. Last season the Ireland international also showed a knack of finding the back of the net with six goals in the Premier League. He already has one to his name this term too.

Over the weekend, it was claimed Chelsea were ready to make a £20m move for the 25-year-old as Jose Mourinho seeks to find a replacement for Branislav Ivanovic, who would prefer to play in a more central role.

Today, reports claimed that Manchester United are ready to join the race for Coleman.

Louis van Gaal remains in need of defensive reinforcements, particularly on the right hand side having brought in three left-sided defenders over the summer in the shape of Luke Shaw, Marcos Rojo and Daley Blind.

Marouane Fellaini


It's been suggested that former Everton favourite Marouane Fellaini, who has failed to establish himself at Old Trafford, could be offered as part of the deal.