Man United will battle Real Madrid for £45m-rated Porto defender Militao

Man United will battle Real Madrid for £45m-rated Porto defender Militao

- Brazilian star Eder Militao plays as a centre-back, right-back or holding midfielder for FC Porto

- Reports suggest the Brazilian has an agreement with Real Madrid but United chiefs are ready for the 'fight'

- Four other Premier League clubs - Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton are also keeping tabs on Militao

Man United and European champions Real Madrid are set to battle it out for the signature of Brazilian defender Eder Militao during the summer transfer window.

According to Daily Mail report, the Los Blancos sealed a verbal deal for the 21-year-old to join to move to the Santiago Bernabeu, but United are keen on signing the Porto defender.

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At the last count, four other Premier League sides that include Man City, Chelsea, Liverpool and Everton are also eyeing the highly-rated centre-back, who can also deputize as a right-back or holding midfielder.

Despite arriving Europe for £3m from Sao Paulo last summer, Porto are looking at his £45mrelease clause in the summer from potential suitors, which is likely to hit £70m after July 15.

Man United are eager to improve on their centre-back options as well as find a replacement for outgoing Antonio Valencia in the summer.

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On the other hand, Real Madrid are plotting a move for Militao as part of plan to rebuild the squad, even as they look forward to bring on board the pair of Eden Hazard and Christian Eriksen from the English topflight.

Earlier, reported that Chelsea are eyeing a surprise move for Man United target Philippe Coutinho.

According to Metro report citing the Daily Express, Chelsea have been informed they will cough out over a £100m for Coutinho, but the Blues are ready to go the distance.

The Selecao star sealed a dream move to Nou Camp last January after Barcelona splashed out over £140m to Liverpool. ( -> We have updated to serve you better.

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