Manchester United could look to beat Real Madrid to the transfer of Lazio Midfielder Lucas Biglia by offering him a better contract.
According to Fichajes.net, Real Madrid are proposing a offer of around £2.1 Million-a-year as salary while the Red Devils are ready to better that offer by giving the player £2.45 Million-a-year to lure the player to Old Trafford.
United are looking to sign Biglia as a replacement for Michael Carrick, Carrick is 34 and may be playing in his last season at Old Trafford as he is edging closer to the end of his contract; United previously signed Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin as a back-up for the United Vice-Captain this season and would love to have Biglia in their ranks.
Biglia is a different class of player to Michael Carrick, he is more mobile and attack minded, a box to box kind of midfielder; this is part of the reason why he already has 3 goals and an assist in seven Serie A games this season for Lazio. Liverpool have also been linked with Biglia recently, but it seems United are leading the chase for the midfielder.
At 29 years of age, Biglia could still offer United 4-5 years of good performances in the heart of United Midfield and would be a bargain signing.