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Marquinhos agent: Manchester United want to sign PSG defender

Manchester United are interested in signing PSG defender Marquinhos, according to the player's agent Giuliano Bertolucci.

Marquinhos, 20, is rated as one of the best young players in the world but has struggled for playing time in the French capital -- starting only 10 games in the league -- with Thiago Silva and David Luiz first-choice centre-backs for Laurent Blanc's men.

However, despite PSG's assertion that he is not for sale, the Brazilian could be on the move if things don't improve in Ligue 1.

Bertolucci told Le Parisien: "Last summer, PSG's president (Nasser Al-Khelaifi) declared that Marquinhos was unsellable. We will see what their position is this summer. Many clubs are interested in the player. Manchester United are one of them, this is true."

Louis van Gaal is known to want to improve his defensive options at Old Trafford, with the versatile youngster able to play across the back line and even in midfield. Barcelona have also shown an interest, but are in the middle of a transfer embargo, leaving Man Utd as one of the few in European football who could afford the reported 30 million-pound fee.

"He (Marquinhos) wants to become the best defender in the world. He is not a lesser player compared with Thiago Silva or David Luiz," Bertolucci added. "He respects the decisions of his coach, but just wants to play and spend as little time as possible on the bench. 

"Marquinhos is prepared to play at right-back and even in defensive midfield if he has to."


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