14 Jun 2009

United set to make bid for Valencia

3:49 pm on 14 June 2009

English football champions Manchester United appear poised to make a formal offer for Wigan Athletic winger Antonio Valencia.

United, who are set to sell forward Cristiano Ronaldo to Real Madrid for 205 million dollars, are keen to sign the 23-year-old.

The Wigan chairman Dave Whelan says United have been in touch and we will be starting negotiations very shortly.

Some reports in the British media claimed United had already submitted a 45 million dollar bid for the Ecuadorian, who would be a natural replacement for Ronaldo on the right wing.