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Manchester United Plan £47m Attacking Raid: One Good, One Great

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The Rumour

If United do not sign Tevez they are likely to turn their sights to Lyon striker Karim Benzema and Wigan’s Antonio Valencia.

And Ferguson’s transfer war chest will be boosted if India telecom company Sahara agree a £100million deal to take over from AIG as United’s shirt sponsors.

The Source: (The Express)

The Analysis

Recent reports seem to suggest that Tevez has indeed played his last game for United and apparently he tearily confided in to his teammates that he would not be with them for next season and that is most likely down to the fact that Sir Alex doesn’t want to be held to ransom by the players agent, which is fair enough.

With that in mind this source suggests that Ferguson is getting set to sign two very talented players this summer. In Karim Benzema they will be getting a striker who has frightening potential who it seems is ready to say goodbye to Lyon as they failed to win the title for what would have been the eighth consecutive occasion. Even though his side have fallen away this season the 21 year old striker is still banging in the goals and is second on the top scorers list and would be a great signing if United can beat off the hoards of interested parties.

Antonio Valencia has been on the Old Trafford radar for some time and was suggested to be a potential replacement for Ronaldo but perhaps more likely to be a player who could fit in where Nani seemed to have failed. The Wigan man was in fantastic form when Steve Bruce’s side took on United earlier in the month and such a commanding display could well have earned him a move away from the JJB. Real Madrid are also said to be after the Ecuadorian.

The Likelihood

Benzema and Valencia to Man United: Sir Alex will nab one of these two at least.

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