Old Trafford side look to bring three massive signings and want to secure deals early into the summer transfer window.
Man United are set for a busy time of it in the summer transfer market with the Guardian stating that the Old Trafford side believe they can win the race to sign a trio of hugely talented additions.
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Though the Premier League side are yet to appoint a permanent successor to David Moyes, with Dutch national team coach widely believed to be lined up for the role, Man United’s chief executive Ed Woodward is hard at work trying and laying the ground work for three signings that will cost the upward of £120m to bring in.
Man United are keen to avoid a repeat of last summer’s failed pursuits of Cesc Fábregas, Leighton Baines, Ander Herrera and Fábio Coentrão which led to the panic buy of Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini on deadline day, for a fee in excess of what the Toffees had been prepared to accept a couple of weeks earlier.
With van Gaal busy on World Cup duty until at the latest mid to late July it’s clear Man United must look to get the ball rolling on moves to bring in big name additions rather than once again waiting until the last minute.
£30m rated teenager Luke Shaw is high up on the club’s wish-list and Woodward will look to beat off other interested parties pursuing the Southampton left-back, who presumably is seen as a long term replacement for veteran Patrice Evra, who will see his contract at Man United expire in a matter of months.
It will take a bid in the region of £40m to secure another of Man United’s long term targets, midfielder Toni Kroos, who some sources claim Woodward is to offer the 24 year old as much as £260k a week as a sweetener to persuade the German international to leave all conquering Bayern Munich.
Yet neither of these two targets would be require as much of an outlay as PSG forward Edinson Cavani, with some sources claiming Man United would have to fork out £60m, a fee that would be in excess of £20m more than the club’s current transfer record, but arguably still a deal well worth considering.
The Uruguayan is said to be unsettled at PSG but is still a proven goal-scorer of real quality, with the 27 year old still having managed 22 goals in all competitions this term following on from 104 goals in the three seasons he enjoyed at Napoli.
Man United will be without Champions League football next term and as such they may struggle to bring in their top targets though this source claims they believe they can do just that and if van Gaal has this trio to call upon by the time he kicks off the 2014/15 Premier League season then he may well be able to mount a genuine Premier League challenge.
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