• Premier League

Man Utd 'make Moutinho approach'

ESPN staff
July 3, 2012
Joao Moutinho played in Portugal's semi-final defeat to Spain at Euro 2012 © PA Photos

Manchester United have reportedly sounded out Porto over the possibility of signing midfielder Joao Moutinho this summer.

According to the Times, United have been told that the Portugal international will command a fee of £25 million for a move to Old Trafford.

Moutinho, a creative and forward-thinking midfielder, played in each of Portugal's matches at Euro 2012 as they reached the semi-final stage, where he missed a penalty in the shootout defeat to Spain.

He made 28 league appearances last season for Porto, who he joined for £8m from Sporting Lisbon two years ago, scoring three goals and contributing six assists.

United have already reinforced their midfield ranks once this summer, bringing in Shinji Kagawa from Borussia Dortmund for a fee of £17.6 million.

They are thought to hold an interest in Tottenham midfielder Luka Modric, who could leave White Hart Lane in the coming weeks, but are believed to have baulked at the fee they would have to stump up for the Croatia international.

© ESPN Sports Media Ltd.