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Thursday 22 February 2018

Is David Moyes looking to sign Seamus Coleman for a second time?

Seamus Coleman is attracting some high profile suitors
Seamus Coleman is attracting some high profile suitors

David Moyes had been expected to sign Everton full-back Leighton Baines in the last transfer window, but it appears he may switch his attention to Seamus Coleman this time around.

Moyes publicly courted Baines last summer with two failed bids along with Marouane Fellaini, before the Belgian was eventually signed at the last minute.

The Toffees are currently negotiating a deal that would see the England full-back become one of the highest earners at the club and speculation is mounting that Moyes will turn his attention to Donegal man Coleman.

While it was felt that left-back was seen as an area Moyes was looking to target with Patrice Evra out of contract at the end of the season, Rafael has struggled on the other side of the defence with form and injuries this season and Antonio Valencia has at times been a make-shift full-back.

The 25 year-old Ireland international is reported to be on Moyes’ radar and will test the waters with a £15 million bid, though Roberto Martinez has indicated that Coleman’s value is in the £25 million category.

Moyes signed Coleman from Sligo Rovers for just £60,000 back in 2008 and is the highest scoring defender in the Premier League this season.

Arsenal are have shown interest, especially with Bacary Sagna yet to commit to the club, and reports in England are suggesting the Killybegs man would favour a move to Old Trafford to work again with his former boss.

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