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Manchester United prepare £16.5m bid for Marko Marin - the 'German Messi'

Werder Bremen star set to move in summer and has been watched by United

Manchester United are ready to make a £16.5 million move for Werder Bremen star Marko Marin at the end of the season, UK can reveal.

Sir Alex Ferguson is ready to beat a host of rival Premier League clubs to the signing of the winger, who has been dubbed the ‘German Lionel Messi’.

Marin has attracted interest from Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool but United have taken pole position in the race for his signature by indicating they are preparing a summer bid.

Ferguson is believed to be willing to spend £16.5m to sign the youngster, whose contract at Werder Bremen expires in 2013 and is largely expected to move to a bigger club.

United are looking to rebuild their squad due to the impending retirements of Ryan Giggs and Paul Scholes and have identified the 21-year-old as one of their prime targets.

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zootang4376d ago

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