Fergie wants experienced stopper
By James Pearson
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Brazilian international was one of the stars of the season for the club a year ago, however an injury ravaged year limited his opportunities this term in which the team only narrowly avoided relegation from the Bundesliga.
With Wes Brown back on the long-term injury list and Laurent Blanc calling time on his illustrious career, Ferguson is keen to bring in a new face at the back.
"We have some good young defenders, but I'll be looking for some experience in the summer, especially with Wes out," explained Ferguson.
Lucio had been valued at around the £20 million mark last season, however due to the decline in the transfer market The Red Devils could well land the ace at a fraction of that valuation.
Should the German outfit decide the cash-in on the world-class stopper, the Old Trafford side would almost certainly have to fend off competition from other interested parties, including Spanish giants Real Madrid.