Manchester United boss David Moyes is preparing to spend £200million this summer, and a five-man shortlist of targets has been drawn in order to revamp the current squad, according to the Daily Star.
Despite having been linked to a number of big names ahead of what is being billed as their busiest transfer window in recent memory, it’s thought that five names in particular have impressed the United boss, and he will do everything in his power to bring them to Old Trafford.
The list is comprised of players from a number of different leagues, with the Premier League, Bundesliga and Portuguese Primeira Liga all represented. High-flying German midfielders Ilkay Gundogan and Toni Kroos are the more obvious inclusions, whereas Eliaquim Mangala and the young William Carvalho are also being eyed for potential switches this summer.
Concluding the list is Southampton starlet Luke Shaw, who is touted as a long-term replacement for Patrice Evra, and there is no mention of long-term target Leighton Baines.
United fans will likely be buoyed by the notion that Moyes has already formulated a concise plan with which to approach the summer market, though whether or not they’ll be able to bring in the aforementioned names remains to be seen.
With Kroos and Shaw unlikely to be sold by their respective clubs, and Gundogan, Mangala and Carvalho all on the radar of other big sides, it could well be that the reigning Premier League champions face another summer of disappointment.