Report: Manchester United step up Seamus Coleman chase

Everton full-back Seamus Coleman in action during his side's 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on September 30, 2016
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A report claims that Manchester United are stepping up their interest in Everton defender Seamus Coleman.

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho has reportedly identified Everton's Seamus Coleman as his number one right-back target.

The Red Devils were strongly linked with a move for AS Monaco defender Fabinho in the summer, but the Brazilian remained with his Ligue 1 club and has since signed a new contract.

Despite being known as a manager that likes 'specialist' players for each position, Man United started the new campaign with Antonio Valencia in the right-back spot, leaving Timothy Fosu-Mensah as back-up.

However, according to The Independent, Mourinho is desperate to bring £25m-rated Coleman to Old Trafford, two years after the Republic of Ireland international was strongly linked with Man United when David Moyes was at the club.

A £60,000 signing from Sligo Rovers in 2009, Coleman, who is contracted to Everton until June 2019, has made over 200 Premier League appearances for the Toffees.

Everton full-back Seamus Coleman in action during his side's 1-1 draw with Crystal Palace at Goodison Park on September 30, 2016
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