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Old Trafford boss ready to make summer move for White Hart Lane duo.
Manchester United are ready to make a double Tottenham swoop this summer as Sir Alex Ferguson prepares bids for Gareth Bale and Rafael Van der Vaart. The Old Trafford boss will be encouraged in any move for either White Hart Lane star if the North London club fail to secure a top four finish and miss out on Champions League football for next term.
Ferguson has targeted both Tottenham stars for some months and is looking to bring in new additions that can help resolve areas of his first team that he feels he can add quality to. The Scot has been looking to bring in a goalscoring midfielder and has identified Dutch international Van der Vaart as the ideal man for the job.
The former Real Madrid man arrived at Tottenham last summer for a fee of just £8m and Ferguson is willing to offer around three times that fee and will hope that the 28 year old will be tempted by a move to a club that can offer him the chance of winning major honours. Van der Vaart has been an instant success in the Premier League netted 12 goals and 8 assists thus far this season.
Whilst Ferguson has a number of central midfield options the likes of Darren Fletcher, Anderson, Paul Scholes and Michael Carrick do not offer much in the way of a goal threat hence the move for the Tottenham playmaker.
Man United are also looking for a long term replacement for Ryan Giggs and believe that young Welsh winger Gareth Bale is the best man for the job and even though the 21 year old has recently signed a long term contract extension Ferguson will make a significant offer for the former Southampton man.
The Premier League table toppers plan to trim their squad to make way for new arrivals with the likes of Michael Owen and Owen Hargreaves likely to not be offered new deals when their current deals run out and the under performing stars Jonny Evans, Darron Gibson as well as on loan youngsters Danny Welbeck and Federico Macheda may be offloaded.
Sir Alex Ferguson has also been promised money for new additions regardless of the levels of debt reportedly placed on the club.