By Wayne Veysey | UK Correspondent
Galatasaray are ready to follow up their interest in Ji-Sung Park with a formal offer to Manchester United, Goal.com has learned.
The Turkish club have made United aware of their interest in the South Korean midfielder, who has become surplus to requirements at Old Trafford.
The Premier League giants are prepared to off-load Park this summer in order to make space on their wage bill for fresh blood, with Borussia Dortmund’s Shinji Kagawa among their leading targets.
The midfielder, 31, spent most of the season on the fringes of the United squad, starting just 10 of the team’s 38 league matches.
Given his age and the fact he has only a year remaining on his contract, United value the player at around the £3 million mark.
However, Galatasaray, who are looking to consolidate after winning their first league title in four years, have been made aware that Park’s current package is worth £65,000-a-week.
Speaking in Thailand this week, the Korean explained that talks with the Turkish club are yet to reach a formal stage.
“I haven't received an official offer," He said. "It is always a good thing for a player to be wanted by a team, though.
"I know I can't stay in the team just because I want to, but I still harbour hopes of retiring with Manchester United."
Park has made 205 appearances for United since joining them in 2005 from PSV Eindhoven.
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