Fergie eyes summer spree

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Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is looking to make two or three summer signings to boost is squad for next season.

United are reported to be close to signing 18-year-old Lens defender Raphael Varane, one of France's brightest young players.

England under 21 manager Stuart Pearce was expected to name his 23 man squad for this summer's under 21 European Championship, but the announcement has been pushed back until next week.

The squad is widely expected to include Jack Wilshere - a decision Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has branded 'wrong'.

Patrick Vieira believes Manchester City already have the squad to compete in the Barclays Premier League and the Champions League next season.

His words echo those of club chairman Khaldoon-al Mubarak, who has emphasised the need for quality not quantity.


Elsewhere, Ashley Young says he plans to discuss his future at the end of the season, with reports suggesting he will join Liverpool.

Alan Shearer, who lifted the the title with Blackburn in 1994, believes his former club avoid relegation this season.

Ian Holloway has claimed the Premier League want Blackpool to be relegated ahead of his side's visit to Old Trafford at the weekend.

The Tangerines manager attacked the idea that United could be find for fielding a weakened team on Sunday.

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