The 29-year-old Spanish international has been on United's radar for some time, but January could when they get their man.
Joaquin will not be sold for less than £9 million, but United are willing to at least match that amount.
If Valencia get that kind of money, they'll let him go to Old Trafford.
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The Daily Mirror reckons Blackburn Rovers are serious about offering Diego Maradona a job.
After sacking Sam Allarydce Rovers are looking to establish themselves as a top-four club - and believe Diego is the man to make it happen.