One Moore! Fergie lines up late swoop for young Leicester defender
07:39 GMT, 27 August 2012
Starlet: Liam Moore
Manchester United are looking to bring in 19-year-old Leicester defender Liam Moore before the close of the transfer window on Friday.
United boss Sir Alex Ferguson sent his chief scout Jim Lawlor to watch the centre-back play in the Foxes' 2-1 defeat at Ewood Park on Saturday – and he was impressed.
The England youth international has also been watched by Tottenham, Everton and Sunderland scouts, but Fergie is ready to beat off competition with a bid this week, according to the Daily Mirror.
Moore made his Leicester debut at right-back against Crystal Palace in January after returning from a successful loan spell at Bradford.
But the youngster has been thrust into action in the centre of Nigel Pearson's defence at the start of this campaign after injuries to Sean St Ledger and Zak Whitbread, and he has excelled.
With the injury-prone Rio Ferdinand nearing the end of his career, Ferguson has been eyeing long-term defensive reinforcements for a while, but he has decided to act now with Phil Jones and Chris Smalling also out injured.