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Manchester United to go back in for Herrera & Baines

Herrera was close to joining Red Devils. (©GettyImages)
Herrera was close to joining Red Devils. (©GettyImages).

Manchester United will regain in their interest in signing Athletic Bilbao star Ander Herrera and Everton full back Leighton Baines in January, reports the Daily Mail.

After facing a miserable transfer window this summer, David Moyes is ready to turn his attention back to club's prime targets and has already made preparations for the new year.

The Scot made only one major signing for his new club, by reuniting his former star player Marouane Fellaini. The Belgian priced £27.5million for the Premier League champions and will remain Moyes' only marquee signing for at least next four months.

The former Everton boss was also keen for the reunion of Fellaini's teammate Leighton Baines. Red Devils made several attempts to pursue the England left-back, but failed.

While, another player who was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford this summer was Athletic Bilbao's Ander Herrera. The Spanish midfielder, who was eager to move to England, had a release clause in his contract worth £31million, an amount Moyes was unwilling to pay.

However, United will now monitor the 24-year-old for the next four months before considering a bid for him in winter. Moyes has also refused to rule out a move for Baines and will continue his pursuit in January.

After being severely criticised for the failure in this transfer market, Manchester United boss and club's new chief executive Ed Woodward are desperate to bring in high-profile players in the next 12 months and will push much harder in their attempts.

The English giants failed with bids for Thiago Alcantara and Cesc Fabregas earlier this summer. While, they were also dealt blow on transfer deadline day with offers for Sami Khedira, Sniejder and Fabio Coentrao.

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