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Manchester United transfer news: Defender keen on move to United, Red Devils want Barcelona man, and more - 8th January 2019

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08 Jan 2019, 18:56 IST

#2 Red Devils could move for Jordi Alba

Jordi Alba's contract situation has alerted Manchester United
Jordi Alba's contract situation has alerted Manchester United

Manchester United have been put on alert after Jordi Alba's contract renewal talks with Barcelona hit a snag. According to reports from Spanish outlets Don Balon and Marca, the Spaniard wants to be on the same pay scale as his teammates Sergi Roberto, Sergio Busquets and Gerard Pique, who have already penned new deals at the club.

With his current deal set to expire in 2020, Alba wants to be one of the highest earners at the club. And, considering the star-studded CV that he boasts, the 29-year-old has no shortage of suitors for his signature.

According to Don Balon, Manchester United may face stiff competition from Juventus, Chelsea and Bayern Munich for Alba. The Red Devils haven't made any concrete offer for any player in the market yet, but it remains to be seen whether Ed Woodward and co make efforts to sign the Spaniard should he become available in the coming weeks.

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