March 30, 2011 10:10
Park Ji-sung's future with Manchester United is uncertain amid the team's plans to reinforce its midfield, according to British newspapers.
The Manchester Evening News reported on Tuesday that manager Sir Alex Ferguson intends to beef up United's midfield after this season is over, and there are "serious doubts over the futures of Owen Hargreaves, Darron Gibson, Anderson and even Park Ji-sung."
The daily added that Ferguson is considering adding Wesley Sneijder, a Dutch midfielder for Inter Milan, to the Reds' lineup.
Park's contract ends in June next year. Manchester United normally starts negotiations one year before contracts finish, but there has been no news for the 30-year-old Korean so far. Earlier this month the Sunday Times speculated that the delay in negotiations may indicate a possible trade on the horizon.
The 26-year-old Sneijder led the Netherlands to second place in the World Cup last year, and Manchester United has reportedly offered W70 billion (US$1=W1,111) for his trade.
The Manchester Evening News added, "[Ferguson] is also looking to replenish his stock of young stars in the center of the park with Everton's Jack Rodwell and Sunderlands' Jordan Henderson on his shopping list."
Park, who has been recovering from a hamstring injury, is expected to play in Manchester's Premier League match against West Ham on Saturday.
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