Utd line up bids for Bilbao duo

Man Utd are set to make an approach for Atletico Bilbao midfielders Javi Martinez and Markel Susaeta, in the coming January transfer window.

Susaeta made his debut for Bilbao in September of this year against Barcelona in the Camp Nou, impressing the crowds and scoring their only goal in a 3-1 defeat by the La Liga runners up. Despite being registered for Bilbao B team at the start of the campaign the Spanish midfielder has now been handed the first team squad number of 27 and has appeared regularly in the Bilbao 16 man panel.

Javi Martinez was signed by Atletico Bilbao in 2006 at the age of 17 , for the large sum of €6 million, obviously proving what faith the Spanish club had in his ability. Although he hadn't played first team football at Osasuna, he has stood out frequently in the Bilbao colours.

It is expected though that Utd will have to splash out around £10 million pounds each on the two players to persuade the La Liga side to release the pair.