David Moyes Faces Battle From Russia To Land Defensive Target

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Manchester United boss David Moyes faces a struggle to land defensive target Davide Astori after it emerged that Russian giants Zenit St Petersburg are also interested, according to Sports Direct News.

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The United boss was recently spotted scouting the highly-rated Cagliari stopper and rumours had began circulating that a bid for the 27-year-old was imminent.

However, whatever plans he did have to bring him to Old Trafford have now hit a major roadblock after mega rich Zenit St Petersburg announced their own interest in him.

Moyes is desperate to add to his squad after last week’s surprise capture of Juan Mata and is keen on bringing in some more defensive cover to ease the likes of veteran pair Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic out of the club.

The former Everton chief is hoping to bring in five new players, but at this late stage of the January transfer window has conceded that he may now have to wait until the summer to land most of his targets.

But if the Scot can pull off one more signing before Friday’s deadline then he can consider this as a successful transfer window.

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