Everton’s Coleman targeted by Man Utd

Manchester United are interested in signing Everton right-back Seamus Coleman, and are considering making a bid of £15m this summer, according to the Metro.

Since joining Everton for £60,000 back in 2009, Coleman has established himself as the club’s first-choice right-back, and this has been a breakthrough season for the Irishman, as he has added goals to his game. He has scored seven goals in 31 games under Roberto Martinez at Goodison Park.

However, Man Utd boss David Moyes, who originally brought him to Everton, is looking to reunite with Coleman. The Premier League champions have struggled at right-back, with Rafael da Silva their only natural right-sided player in their senior squad.

Man Utd officials are now in advanced talks with Everton over a deal for Coleman, the third Toffees player to be targeted by Moyes since leaving last summer. He was successful in signing midfielder Marouane Fellaini back in August, but failed to clinch a deal for left-back Leighton Baines.

Moyes is hoping that the deal can be completed before the end of the season. Everton, meanwhile, are reportedly unwilling to sell Coleman, and had been planning to discuss a new contract with the player in the coming days.

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