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 Fresh reports from the British and Spanish media have claimed Manchester United are leading the queue to Sofiane Feghouli of Valencia ahead of Italian Serie A giants Inter Milan and AS Roma.

The Algeria international has been linked with a move away from the Camp de Mestalla and, the Red Devils have made an initial approach for the hard-working winger. Man United boss Louis van Gaal wants to amplify his options in the wide areas and, the Dutchman has pinpointed Feghouli as the ideal fit.

Feghouli is in the final year of his contract at Valencia and is yet to agree an extension to the deal. And Man United are aiming to take advantage of Feghouli’s contract situation at the Mestalla and have made the first approach for the brilliant midfielder, reports have claimed.

The 25-year old will be fit to negotiate and sign a pre-contract agreement with another club in January and, Manchester United will, as per the report, look to seal the deal when the transfer window reopens in the New Year. Nevertheless, it is claimed the player is in no rush to leave Valencia unless there is a flurry of interests for him.

But van Gaal’s side will have to fend off competitions from fellow Premier League giants including Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham, as per reports, while Serie A clubs Inter Milan and Roma are also looking to prise the winger away from La Liga.

Feghouli joined Valencia in the summer of 2010 from Grenoble and is a full-time Algerian international with 35 caps – having represented France at the Under-18s and Under-21s levels.

Van Gaal has claimed the Red Devils are lacking pace and agility on the wings and will look to sign another winger, with summer recruit from PSV Eindhoven Memphis Depay struggling to replicate the form that saw him notch 22 goals for the Eredivise champions last term.

Feghouli could now prove to be the solution for Man United’s problems on the wings, provided they succeed in signing the player who has notched four goals and provided two assists for Valencia so far this term.

Reports suggest United can sign Feghouli if they submit an offer of around £25.5m to Valencia.


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