Manchester United want to steal Nabil Bentaleb away from Spurs

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Manchester United are keeping close tabs on Tottenham midfielder Nabil Bentaleb, according to the Metro.

David Moyes is looking to bolster his midfield options in the summer as the former Everton boss has identified Manchester United's engine room as a major weakness in his side.

Michael Carrick has continued to play week-in, week-out without having a settled midfield partner.

Marouane Fellaini has struggled with injury throughout his first year at Manchester United, Tom Cleverley has failed to hold down a regular first-team spot and Ryan Giggs could hang up his boots at the end of the season.

Moyes will be looking to spend a large portion of his apparent £200million on at least two central midfielders and it appears Tottenham's Bentaleb is on Manchester United's summer transfer wish-list.

The 19-year-old has been promoted to Tottenham's first team since Tim Sherwood's appointment as manager of the north London outfit.

Algerian international Bentaleb, who is valued at around £10million, has played just 13 games for Tottenham's senior side since moving to the club from French side USL Dunkerque.

Tottenham may choose to delay Manchester United's efforts to sign Bentaleb, as his price is likely to rocket if he performs well for Algeria at this summer's World Cup in Brazil.

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