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Man Utd make bid for Real Madrid defender

Manchester United have made an undisclosed offer for Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao.

Coentrao has long been linked with a move away from Real Madrid and now looks set to be closing in on a move to Old Trafford.

United boss David Moyes see the highly-rated Portuguese left-back as an alternative to Everton ace Leighton Baines.

Moyes has failed with several bids for Baines in the current transfer window.

Coentrao has also been strongly linked with a move to Tottenham. Reports suggests Spurs have been in contact with Coentrao over a move.

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