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United's Neuer interest confirmed
Published : 02 Dec 2009 11:31:30
THE agent of Schalke goalkeeper, Manuel Neuer, has confirmed that United are tracking the highly-rated star. Sir Alex Ferguson has put the 23-year-old near the top of his wanted list as he looks to find the long-term successor to Edwin van der Sar. CSKA keeper, Igor Akinfeev, is another name he is monitoring, but the United manager refuses to be held to ransom by the player's club. Germany international, Neuer, is under contract with Schalke until 2012, but his agent, Thomas Kroth, says it is no secret that he is a target for United. "I have heard of interest from Manchester United, we know about that," he said. Schalke last month received a much-needed financial injection after the city of Gelsenkirchen agreed to a 25.5million euro investment in the club by its own energy service provider GEW. Schalke's chairman Clemens Tonnies said at the time the funds would be enough to see the financially-troubled club through to the end of the season. The windfall is also thought to have alleviated the possible need for the sale of star players such as Neuer, but a sizeable bid could force their hand.