United to offer striker for defender.
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Manchester United look set to step up their efforts to sign Aston Villa’s rock-solid Dutch centre-back Ron Vlaar, according to CaughtOffside.
The Red Devils are desperate to bring in a new defender before the end of the summer despite recently signing Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon, and Vlaar is now Louis van Gaal’s main target after missing out on the likes of Thomas Vermaelen and Mats Hummels.
The 29-year-old has been a reliable performer for van Gaal during their time together with the Netherlands national team, and he has also impressed as one of the most solid and consistent defensive players in the Premier League.
It is thought that United will try to tempt Villa into a sale by offering unwanted striker Danny Welbeck in return, though they would also be open to offloading Wilfried Zaha or Ashley Young as part of the deal.