Premier League trio keen on Fabio Coentrao

Premier League trio keen on Fabio Coentrao

Fabio Coentrao

Reports in the UK press have claimed Premier League trio Manchester United, Liverpool and Arsenal are keen on signing Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao.

The Portuguese defender, who has been at the Santiago Bernabeu for the past four years, is out of favour under Carlo Ancelotti and has only started two league games this campaign haven fallen behind Marcelo in the pecking order.

The 26-year-old has been long linked with a move away from Los Blancos with a host of clubs believed to have been interested in him, including former side Benfica and Premier League leaders Chelsea, now managed by Jose Mourinho, who signed him for Real.

Now, the Sunday Express claims United, Liverrpool and Arsenal all want to sign Coentrao. Red Devils boss Louis Van Gaaal is keen to add some experience to his back line having lost Rio Ferdinand, Patrice Evra and Nemanja Vidic last summer. He is expected to make the defence his priority this summer, with Coentrao one option he’s looking at.

Liverpool and Arsenal are also on the look out for defensive reinforcements too having both conceded more goals than they would have expected this season, meaning both sides are left competing in the race for Champions League football rather than being involved in the title race.