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Manchester United Plan £45m Serie A Pair Attack Raid

by Christian Bailey

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Old Trafford boss keen on Udinese and Napoli stars.

Manchester United are reportedly planning significant bids for Serie A pair Alexis Sanchez and Marek Hamsik as Sir Alex Ferguson looks to freshen up his Old Trafford squad. It is thought that the Scot will make offers for both players in preference to moves for Premier League targets Ashley Young and Jordan Henderson.

Udinese winger Sanchez has been in fine form in Serie A this season and is one of the top assist makers in Italy and has helped form a potent partnership supplying Antonio Di Natale with ammunition that the Italian goal machine has gladly made use of.

The Chilean international appears to have outgrown Udinese and has become a target of a number of Europe’s elite, most prominently Chelsea and Real Madrid. The pint sized 22 year old winger can also play as a second striker and has the pace and trickery as well as the end product that has made the former River Plate one of the hottest prospects in the game.

Marek Hamsik has long been thought of as a player that Ferguson wishes to snap up as a potential long term replacement for Paul Scholes and the Napoli man, like Sanchez, is a much sought after performer but he could be a harder nut to crack than the Udinese man.

If the Naples side manages to secure Champions League football for next term then the Slovakian international would be more compelled to remain at the club he has represented with great effect for four seasons.

Ferguson has been assured that he will receive funds to make additions this summer but may also look to trim some players from his expansive squad. The likes of Owen Hargreaves and Michael Owen are unlikely to be offered new deals and under performers Gabriel Obertan, Bebe and Jonny Evans may be offloaded with youngsters Danny Welbeck, Mame Biram Diouf, Tom Cleverley and Ritchie De Laet also possible exit candidates.

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