Manchester United target Brazilian Eder Militao as cheap option
Manchester United are supposedly monitoring Porto expert Eder Militao as Jose Mourinho bids to bring a new defender to Old Trafford.
The Brazilian international has caught the attention of the Special One after impressing in his first season in Europe following a mid year change from Sao Paulo.
Militao, 20, has featured in 13 games in all competitions for Mourinho’s former employers, where he has set up himself as a key player under Sergio Conceicao.
Everton were connected with a move for him in September, but United look to sneak in front of the Merseyside club.
As indicated by the Daily Record, the Red Devils have added the youngster to a list of conceivable enrolls in front of the New Year.
Militao – who can likewise work as a guarded midfielder – is seen a cheaper alternative to United’s desired targets.
Napoli star Kalidou Koulibaly is accepted to be the main focus at the Theater of Dreams, with reports suggesting United had a £77million offer knocked back by the Serie A side.
While Ajax celebrity Matthijs de Ligt remains a plausibility,hough it is understood they face competition from Manchester City, Barcelona and Juventus.
Mourinho is frantic to sign a safeguard in the winter transfer window, with his side shipping 21 goals in just 13 Premier League games as they sit seventh in the table.
Chris Smalling and Victor Lindelof have been the favored matching this campaign, but the Swede faces a spell on the sidelines having gotten damage against Crystal Palace.