MANCHESTER UNITED have reportedly set their sights on three right-backs including Barcelona star Emerson.
The Red Devils want a new defender to provide some much-needed competition for Aaron Wan-Bissaka.
Diogo Dalot has joined AC Milan on loan for the 2020-21 campaign Credit: Rex Features
The arrival of a new right-back could also allow Diogo Dalot to leave the club permanently.
Dalot joined AC Milan on a season-long loan in October after falling out of favour at United.
ESPN claim Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will prioritise signing a new right-back in the next two transfer windows.
The club have kept a close eye on Wan-Bissaka’s form since his arrival from Crystal Palace last summer.
But they are still not convinced that his distribution and attacking qualities are up to scratch.
Spanish outlet Fichajes have revealed three names that are on Solskjaer’s wish list.
Leicester City star Pereira, Norwich ace Max Aarons and Barcelona’s Emerson are believed to be possible options for the Red Devils.
United, along with Paris Saint-Germain, indicated their interest in Pereira, 27, this time last year.
Ricardo Pereira has played for Leicester City since 2018Credit: Getty Images – Getty
But the Foxes were determined to keep hold of the defender – who signed for them from Porto for £22m.
United could face some fierce competition from Barcelona if they chose to pursue Aarons.
SunSport revealed the Catalans had two offers rejected by Norwich City earlier this year.
Max Aarons had also previously attracted interest from BarcelonaCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Norwich did not want to let him leave for any less than £20million plus a further £10m in add-ons.
The third and final option for United is Emerson – who is on loan with Real Betis this season.
He has been likened to Dani Alves, but the 21-year-old is yet to make his mark at the Nou Camp.
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