According to the Daily Telegraph, Sir Alex Ferguson is a man in a hurry. The Scot is in no mood to kick around his house, sipping red wine and watching the stars of Euro 2008 rise in value with every kick, pass and tackle they make during the June tournament. The Manchester United manager is reportedly looking to do some quick business, including some extra firepower and a more permanent right-back solution than Wes Brown.
Ferguson is a long time admirer of Manchester City’s Micah Richards and the ongoing uncertainty over the future of manager Sven Goran Eriksson and any likely successor at Eastlands has convinced the United manager that a bid in the region of £20 million would be accepted.
Sevilla’s Luis Fabiano is seen as the ideal orthodox striker.
It appears that Fergie has around £50million to spend (the same as last season) on new signings and is likely to go for quality over quantity, especially with a bulky squad already. Micah Richards would be particularly useful, due to his ability to play right-back and centre half, providing cover across the back like if Ferdinand or Vidic were to be crocked. Not that Manchester City fans would be exactly chuffed with this happening.