United spending spree rumour gathers momentum

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Reports are speculating that Manchester United are poised to spend over £100 million in the summer rebuilding their side.

Despite being favourites to take out the Barclays Premiership title this season, Sir Alex Ferguson reportedly wants to build a team that will continue with the success that has won him 18 titles so far.

The Sunday Express is reporting that Gareth Bale is at the top of Ferguson’s most wanted list, with an opening offer of £30 million. Bale is also rumoured to be a target for Chelsea and Inter Milan’s transfer aspirations.

Ferguson is hoping to add Aston Villa’s Ashley Young for £20 million and Sunderland’s Jordan Henderson for £15 million to the Old Trafford line up.


And Sunderland’s Michael Carrick and Everton’s Jack Rodwell are expected to be part of a dream Manchester United make up for the 2011/12 season.

The Sunday Express also claims that Ferguson has told Southampton he will pay whatever is necessary to secure up and coming 17 year old winger Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, with his worth rumoured to be around £10 million.

With Edwin van der Sar also retiring at the end of the season, United will be looking for a replacement goalkeeper, and this will push their transfer budget to the limit.

Manchester United fans will be salivating at the thought of United securing a fresh new group of players, after Ferguson remained relatively quiet in the 2010 summer transfers.

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