Man Utd suffer blow in hunt for new defender as target Militao ‘agrees to Real Madrid transfer’

MANCHESTER UNITED have missed out on signing Porto defender Eder Militao as Real Madrid look set to complete a deal.

According to Selecao SporTV, the 21-year-old will move to the Bernabeu for the start of next season for £44million.

Man Utd suffer blow in hunt for new defender as target Militao ‘agrees to Real Madrid transfer’Getty – Contributor2 Militao has been a near ever-present for Porto this season

Militao's release clause was set to rise to £66million on July 1 but Real appear to have secured a cut-price deal at the right time.

The Brazil international has made 24 outings this season for the Portuguese giants and will be key to their hopes of retaining their Primeira Liga title and progressing in the Champions League.

Meanwhile, the news is a blow to United's hopes of adding to a back-line which has looked uncertain at times this season.

No team in the Premier League's top 11 has conceded more goals than the 32 shipped by the Old Trafford club.

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Man Utd suffer blow in hunt for new defender as target Militao ‘agrees to Real Madrid transfer’Getty – Contributor2 Solskjaer is looked for a new defender

Injury and loss of form has seen centre-backs Phil Jones, Chris Smalling, Victor Lindelof and Eric Bailly heavily rotated this term.

United have kept clean sheets in their last three games under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer but reports last month indicated a defender was high on his list of priorities this month.

Napoli's Kalidou Koulibaly continues to be linked with a move to United, but latest speculation has suggested the club may have to wait until the summer to sign the Senegal international.

Marcos Rojo is expected to leave United this month with the 20-time English league champions keen to get him off their wage bill.

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