Rumours: Manchester United to bid for PSG defender Marquinhos

Manchester United are ready to make a huge summer offer to sign Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos, according to The Metro.

The 20-year-old, who recently signed a new contract extension to remain with the Parc des Princes until 2019 – has attracted interest from the Premier League outfit Manchester United.

The Red Devils’ are confident of luring the defender to Old Trafford at the end of the season, with Louis van Gaal is prepared to sanction a bid of £40.1 million in order to secure his signature and to offer him Champions League football.

This huge amount for would allow the French Champions to sell the Brazilian in the coming transfer window, as they already have David Luiz and Thiago Silva, who are capable of playing for Laurent Blanc’s side for protecting their Ligue 1 silverware.

With a victory against Aston Villa has seen the Red Devils move up to the third place in the league table.