Manchester United fans in the Transfer Tavern are making their frustrations very clear as they whack a few quid on the slot machines, after being told a top European club wants to beat them to a prime-target.
TalkSport state that Rafael Benitez’s Real Madrid are looking to complete a swoop for Lazio midfielder Lucas Biglia, as they eye a replacement for the ageing Luka Modric in the heart of their midfield.
The news will be a major blow to Manchester United and Louis Van Gaal, with the Red Devils targeting the Argentine international last summer and revisiting their interest back in January.
United look set to be trumped in the market though as Real Madrid have already made contact, stating they’re prepared to double the player’s salary, and Lazio will find themselves defenceless to fight off any interest.
Lazio do not want to sell but accept they have no choice and the report finishes by stating the Serie A side are already scouring the market for potential replacements, which suggest this transfer may be completed imminently.
United fans, is Biglia the midfielder you need? Can you trump Real Madrid in the race for his signature? Let us know in the comments below!