Old Trafford side look to bring top notch trio prior to World Cup finals.
Man United will look to welcome in three early summer signings with incoming boss Louis van Gaal set to be unveiled as the permanent successor to David Moyes this coming Monday.
CaughtOffside understands that chief executive Ed Woodward has been hard at work putting together the finishing touches on three high-profile additions the Old Trafford club wants to bring in before the 2014 World Cup finals get underway.
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Woodward is said to be close to completing a £22m move to sign Southampton left-back Luke Shaw who is seen as a long term replacement for French veteran Patrice Evra.
Though Chelsea were said to be keen on the teenage England international the form shown by Cesar Azpilicueta when used in a makeshift left full-back role has convinced Jose Mourinho to not make a move for the Saints star.
Man United’s long running pursuit of Bayern Munich midfielder Toni Kroos is beginning to show signs of leading to a positive resolution for the Premier League side.
The 24 year old has been in ongoing contract talks with his Allianz Arena side but is unhappy that his demands for parity with the likes of Franck Ribery and Arjen Robben are being ignored. Man United are to step in and offer the German international a tripling of his current £60k a week salary and believe their offer of £28m for the midfielder will be accepted.
Kroos has a little over a year to run on his current deal and as such his valuation will dip dramatically if a new contract is not agreed by the end of the transfer window and a such Pep Guardiola is ready to sell the midfield schemer, not least as he has a number of quality options in his Bayern Munich squad to fill his role.
Man United have sent representatives to Paris to discuss the possibility of securing powerful forward Edinson Cavani and Ed Woodward believes a £60m offer will be accepted by the Ligue 1 side as they look to balance the books so as to avoid UEFA punishment that hovers over them due to the inability to adhere to their FFP (Financial Fair Play) guidelines.
Louis van Gaal is keen to partner Cavani with Robin Van Persie in a two pronged attack whilst using Wayne Rooney in a withdrawn role that the England man has thrived in.
In order to make room for the 27 year old Uruguayan Man United will listen to offers for back-up strikers Danny Welbeck and Javier Hernandez.
Cavani is said to be unsettled at the Parc des Princes though has still notched up 25 goals in all competitions and is a proven prolific marksman, having scored an astonishing 104 goals in three seasons at Napoli prior to his move to the French capital.
Man United hope that the capture of this high-profile trio acts as something of a statement of intent and shows no lack of ambition from a side that will look to put the current campaign behind them as they mount a genuine challenge for the Premier League title next term.
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