Manchester United are apparently lining up a barnstorming £215million spending spree on four top players in a bid to get themselves back on track as one of the country’s biggest clubs.
According to the Daily Star the Red Devils are keen on bringing Gareth Bale, Felipe Anderson, Sadio Mane and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to turn their fortunes around.
However, with it being January, targeting all four players may be a bit ambitious, but when have they never shown ambition in the Premier League era?
Below are the details on all four potential moves as we take a closer look at what each of them would bring to the side.
The Gabonese international has been a revelation during his time with Dortmund, and has already attracted some heavy interest from a number of top European sides already.
His 24 goals in 23 appearances already this term has seen the German giants slap a £50million valuation on his head, though United would have to fend off competition from the likes of Arsenal and Real Madrid, who are also reported to be interested in his signature.
Lazio’s Brazilian playmaker has apparently been on United’s wish list for a while, as his goals and assists keep rolling in.
Capable of playing anywhere in the attack, The Star claims United are willing to pay him in the region of £170,000-per-week to make the switch to Old Trafford. And that’s on top of the reported £35million fee that the Italians would require to let him go.
As it stands, the 22-year-old seems the most likely to join the club this month.
Mane was a target for the Red Devils over the summer, but having already raided the Saints for Morgan Schneiderlin they weren’t allowed to push their luck a second time.
However, the 23-year-old is still high on the club’s wish list and believe a fee in the region of £30million would be enough to prize him away from the south coast.
Furthermore, Mane has told the Saints that he won’t sign a new deal to extend his contract beyond 2018, but that news has alerted both Chelsea and Bayern Munich, who are ready to go up against the Red Devils for his signature.
Undoubtedly the most prized signature on the list, Bale has been linked with United for the better part of a year now amid rumours that he is unhappy in the Spanish capital.
However, he won’t come cheap. At all. Having paid £86million for his services, Real will be looking for closer to £100million to allow him to leave.
But United have the money, thanks in part to their blockbusting kit deal with Adidas, and with Bale believed to be unhappy at Rafa Benitez’s sacking, they could be in with a better chance than ever to bring him back to the Premier League.
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