Old Trafford boss ready to spend big in the January transfer window.
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Man United boss David Moyes has been given the green light to make substantial bids for a pair of Premier League midfielders as he seeks to strengthen his Old Trafford squad in January.
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CaughtOffside understands that the Scot is ready to re-shuffle his midfield pack and will make the likes of Anderson, Ashley Young and Shinji Kagawa available to prospective buyers as he seeks to further boost transfer funds for the forthcoming transfer window.
Moyes is readying a £20m bid for Everton youngster Ross Barkley, an offer he will hope is too high for Toffees chairman Bill Kenwright to turn down.
The England international has been in excellent form this term and Moyes sent scouts to see the dynamic midfielder in action in the Merseyside derby yesterday, during which Barkley put in a marvelous display that has left Moyes all the more keen on landing the 19 year old.
The Man United manager will then look to add some much needed steel and strength to the centre of his midfield with a big money offer for Southampton battler Victor Wanyama.
The Kenyan international may have only moved to St Mary’s in July but Moyes is confident he can lure the former Celtic man to join the Premier League title holders in January.
The 22 year old joined Southampton for in a club record £12.5m move over the summer and has more than proven himself capable of making an immediate impact in the English top tier, his displays being a key ingredient in the South Coast side’s excellent start to the campaign.
Man United are willing to offer £22m for Wanyama, which would see the Saints accrue a massive profit of near-on £10m in the space of a little over six months and Moyes hopes that solid interest from the club will turn the youngster’s head and persuade him to put in a transfer request that could help force the issue.