Man Utd watching Real Madrid contract talks with Pepe

Manchester United are being linked with Real Madrid defender Pepe.

Manchester United are being linked with Real Madrid defender Pepe.

Portuguese media reports say United boss Sir Alex Ferguson is interested in Pepe as he seeks experienced cover for Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand, who has suffered a number of injuries in the past couple of seasons.

Pepe's current contract runs out in 2012, and Madrid want him to commit to the club until 2015.

But they are offering him €3.5million a year, while Pepe is demanding €5million, apparently putting him on a par with French ace Karim Benzema.

 
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