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Manchester United: Who will they spend £100m on?

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With a minimum of £100 million to spend in the summer, Manchester United will be hoping to introduce plenty of new faces in the bid to forget this season and start afresh for the new campaign. According to the Telegraph, United are seeking at least four new players. Whoever, they bring in depends on how well they finish this season, with a place outside the Champions League a main deterrent.

One of the main targets for United this summer could be Toni Kroos. The midfielder has stated he is unhappy at Bayern Munich, believed to started around disputes about his wages. Contracts talks have stalled and Manchester United seem to be willing to met his demands.

The fee of £25 million may be a stalling point, although the German international is arguably one of the best players in Europe just now. United have been crying out for a midfielder to fill the hole left by Roy Keane and Paul Scholes, Kroos could be that man.

The Bundesliga duo of Ilkay Gundogan and Marco Reus could also make the move over from Germany. The possibility of deal involving a swap with Shinji Kagawa, who hasn't lived up to his potential since moving from Borussia Dortmund, could help significantly.

Gundogan's contract expires in 2015, meaning Dortmund will be more likely to want to cash in on the star rather than lose him on a free in 12 months time. Reus has already stated he doesn't want to join rivals Bayern Munich so may take more persuading to move across the Channel.

William Carvalho, the Sporting Lisbon starlet has been scouted extensively by Moyes. The 21-year-old could follow in the footsteps of Nani and Cristiano Ronaldo in making the move from the Portuguese capital. The midfielder has a release clause in his contract of £36 million.

Riccardo Montolivo, the AC Milan captain, has been linked with a move, according to Forza. The Italian international would add strength and much needed experience into the team which has found itself being overrun in the centre of the park too many times this year.

Another captain linked to United is the 23-year-old PSV midfielder, Georginio Wijnaldum. The midfielder, who plays as a playmaker, could cost up to £9 million. Not a bad return for a player who scored 20 goals last season. He could potentially slip under the radar but may be an interesting purchase.

Away from midfield, Diego Costa, the Atletico Madrid striker, who has scored 21 goals this season, has attracted the attention of Moyes. The Brazilian would be a welcome addition to the strikeforce which has struggled this season. The potential link up with Juan Mata is an interesting prospect and could prove fruitful. Whether Moyes could keep three big name strikers happy is another question and possible down side to the deal.

A January transfer target for rivals City, Eliaquim Mangala, has also been linked with the Red Devils. The defender would be a replacement for Nemanja Vidic, who is set to leave the club for Inter Milan in the summer. The £50 million rated player looks set to spark a bidding war with Manchester City and Chelsea fighting it out for his signature.

Another target is the £13 million rated Joao Miranda from Atletico Madrid. United's scouts have watched the experienced Brazilian defender five times this season to try and see if he would fit into the squad.

Luke Shaw has been linked with a move away from Southampton in every transfer window since he broke into the first team. With Southampton floundering, and United needing cover at full back, especially if Patrice Evra leaves, it could be an ideal move for all parties.

All these targets would dramatically improve a currently under performing team but would come at a cost. The target budget of £100 million may be pushed to the limits if the Glazer family want to gain the best possible players. If United manage to purchase four of these players, they could push once again for the title which has fallen through their fingertips this season

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