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Manchester United considering January bid for Barcelona legend

| 15.11.2013

Whispers on the wind from Spain suggest Barcelona’s legendary midfielder Andres Iniesta could be about to cause a seismic transfer tremor as his contract talks are at a standstill, leaving Manchester United and David Moyes lining up an audacious January swoop.

The Premier League has already witnessed one enormous transfer coup this summer as Mesut Ozil opted to swap Madrid for north London.

Now, as the next transfer window comes into view, Ozil’s switch of allegiance may end up being dwarfed by one of the most sensational moves of all time, if Iniesta fails to resolve his differences with the club he’s served so spellbindingly for the last 10 years.

Rumours of a rift between Iniesta and Barca bosses have surfaced lately, leading some to suggest that the Spanish international is seriously contemplating joining another club for the first time in his illustrious career.

As the stand-off over his new Barcelona contract continues, the growing sense of unease has alerted Moyes to the possibility that this transfer really could happen.

If the two-time European Championship winner does make the earth-shattering decision to sever his ties with Barcelona, a move to United is given extra credence by the fact Iniesta is a fervent admirer of the Premier League and is in regular contact with his fellow countryman plying their trade on English soil.

At 29 years old, one of the game’s most creative and technically-gifted midfielders would still have at least three of four top years of service to offer too.

Following Moyes’ doomed pursuit of Cesc Fabregas this summer, managing to snare one of Barca’s most celebrated players of all time would vanquish any misgivings from United fans 10-times over.

Man United go into the international break as 19/5 shots to retain their Premier League title after their crucial victory stopped Arsenal from forging an 11-point gap.

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Christian Crowther

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