David Moyes will take charge of his first Premier League match as Manchester United manager this weekend against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium.

However, despite the Scotsman claiming he has money to spend, he has yet to make any marquee signings this transfer window.

Throughout the transfer period the Premier League champions have been linked with a mass amount of players from all over Europe, although it is clear that Moyes aims to strengthen his midfield options before the window comes to a close.

Sir Alex Ferguson's successor has so far missed out on signing Thiago Alcantara and Cesc Fabregas, but reports made in Spain claim that United's attention may now focus on Real Madrid playmaker Mesut Ozil, according to the Daily Express.

After having a second bid for Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas rejected, Manchester United's expected next move was to make an approach for Marouane Fellaini or Luka Modric. But, a deal for the former Werder Bremen man is very much possible according to a source close to Ozil.

The source told Spanish radio station Punta Pelota: "The team that wants to sign is Manchester United and the player who wants to strengthen it is Mesut Ozil.

"The offer could be £40million and the player is clearly going to ask (Real Madrid) to accept the offer of United."

With Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti adding three midfielders to his squad in the form of Isco, Casemiro and Asier Illarramendi and Madrid's desperation to prise Tottenham ace Gareth Bale from White Hart Lane, it is reported that the Spanish giants would welcome a deal for Ozil in order to help fund a record-breaking fee for their desired Welshman.

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