Man United advance talks with agent to sign £63m-rated wing back

Manchester United are looking to reinforce their defence for the second half of the season, with latest reports indicating the Red Devils are in negotiation for a deal for Barcelona left back Jordi Alba.

Alba ranks top among the top-notch left backs in the World but it appears that he is on the verge of calling time on his spell with the Blaugranas.

The 29-year-old will enter the last year of his contract next season and despite wanting to renew his deal, Barcelona  general manager Pep Segura claim they are not in a hurry to hand the Spaniard a new deal.

According to Mundo Deportivo, Juventus and Manchester United have been lurking around the Camp Nou to sign prise the star away from the club. The report claim Barcelona have been non-challant about handing the star a new deal and he has set his on moving away.

Jose Mourinho has called on the top brass of United bolster his squad, with the defence as one of his priorities. The Red Devils have informed Alba’s agent Vicente Fores of their interest in the player.

Alba has been one of the standout performers for Barcelona this term and it is difficult to think he would be allowed to leave the Camp Nou soon.

United signed Luke Shaw to a new deal, it is quite a surprise to see them move for another left back.

Alba has been valued at £63.00m according to transfermarkt.