Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson claims the club already know their three priority transfer targets for the new Premiership champions, but is keeping things under wraps to avoid being trumped,
“We have outlined three targets and David Gill (chief executive) is aware of them,” said Ferguson.
“As everyone knows, there is competition for the best players and when there is competition, it costs, so we will just have to wait and see.”
“It is not a question of attracting players. The real competition comes when Chelsea pay Â£27million for someone like Michael Essien. They can outbid us all.
“We identify players as quietly as we can so we can do things as quickly and quietly as we can.
Ferguson is right to be suspicious since Arjen Robben, John Obi Mikel and Michael Essien have all expressed their interest in playing for Manchester United shortly before Chelsea stepped in to nick them away.
So if Fergie isn’t telling us, who should be Manchester United’s three signings to help cement their place at the top of the Premiership?