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United eye up £15m Dortmund midfielder

The January transfer window is in full swing in the Football Transfer Tavern and another player we could see moving to the Premier League soon is Borussia Dortmund midfielder Sven Bender.

Mail Online journalist Lee Bryan suggests that the 23-year-old has been watched by Sir Alex Ferguson’s scouts continuously this season as the long serving Old Trafford manager lines a summer bid to bring the midfielder to the club.

The German, who is valued at £15 million, has had an injury interrupted season with just 12 appearances so far which has left his side trailing behind Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich by 12 points.

However Ferguson has seen enough to add him to the wanted list as he sees his strong defensive attributes as a perfect foil for Michael Carrick’s passing ability as he looks to find long-term replacements for both Paul Scholes and Ryan Giggs, who are expected to retire, in the United midfield.

Ferguson’s hopes of securing another of Dortmund’s brilliant class of 2012, Neven Subotic have suffered a blow today after it was confirmed by the German club that the highly rated Serbian centre back has extended his deal at the club until 2016.

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