Sir Alex Ferguson is said to be lining up an offer for Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra as a potential replacement for Owen Hargreaves, whose future at United is in doubt.
Hargreaves hasn’t been playing football regularly since September 2008 and is out of contract in the summer.
The United boss is failed to bring in a new midfielder during the summer transfer window and could do with some reinforcements, especially a defensive midfielder.
Real manager Jose Mourinho is thought to be willing to listen to offers for Diarra, although he has started the midfielder in a few games already this season which could indicate that he is wanted in Mourinho’s long term plans.
The France international has refused to comment on speculation linking him with a move away from the Bernabeu.
He reiterated his commitment to Real stating‘I have no comment to make. I am a Real Madrid player and all I want to do is to play week in, week out at this club,’