Old Trafford side target White Hart Lane wide-man.
Man United lining up a shock deadline day move for Tottenham winger Andros Townsend according to the Metro.
David Moyes is looking to improve his wide attacking options and having brought in Juan Mata from Chelsea to offer more creativity in the final third the Scot will now look to lure England international Townsend to Old Trafford on deadline day.
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With Nani said to be on his way to Italy and with Ashley Young and Luis Antonio Valencia blowing hot and cold one can see why Moyes would target a move for a winger and Townsend has really burst onto the scene this term, putting in consistent performances that then led to an England call-up before his season was slightly hampered by injury issues.
The 22 year old may well be tempted by a move to Man United though White Hart Lane boss Tim Sherwood is sure to want to keep hold of the cultured wide-man.
Moyes has targeted Townsend during his time in charge of Everton but may find it easier to secure a deal now that he is at the Man United helm.
Townsend hasn’t played since before Christmas but is due to return from a hamstring injury in the next week to ten days. Perhaps crucially the Spurs man would be available for Champions League duty this term.
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