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Moyes armed with £150m transfer budget

Cavani in action against Real Madrid (©GettyImages)
Cavani in action against Real Madrid (©GettyImages).

David Moyes has been told that he has a £150million budget for the transfer window by Manchester United chief executive Ed Woodward, according to the Daily Star

Paris Saint Germain’s Edinson Cavani is said to be Moyes’ main target, and the Uruguayan has previously stated that he is unhappy about being second in the pecking order to Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

The mighty Swede has fifteen goals to his name in just eighteen games in Ligue 1 this season, with eight assists, starting every game. Yet Cavani has been named amongst the substitutes five times this season, even though he cost Les Parisiens £55million in the summer.

A move for Cavani could spell the end of Wayne Rooney’s time at the club, with the striker been linked with Chelsea frequently this year.

The budget could also prompt Moyes to go for Koke, the Spanish midfielder from Atletico Madrid, in a bid to improve the creativity of the team. However, reports say that Koke has signed a new deal to stay in Madrid, and so it is unlikely he will be leaving. If he does in the coming months, it will take a hefty fee to prise him away from Atletico.

Another target could be Eliaquim Mangala, rated £40million by his club Porto.

Mangala has been linked intensively with the Premier League, though Chelsea and rivals Manchester City were previously thought to be the forerunners to sign the Frenchman.

United have looked suspect at the back in recent weeks, and the 22-year-old could bring a new lease of life into the defence that performed so consistently last season.

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