With other Premier League giants already completing some big-money moves, we look at Manchester United's rumoured transfer target XI for the 2013 summer window.
New boss David Moyes opened his Old Trafford account with young full-back Guillermo Varela last week, but which other players have been linked with the Red Devils in recent months?
Goalkeeper: Asmir Begovic | Stoke City
With speculation linking Manchester United's number one David De Gea with a move back to Spain, the newly-crowned English champions were believed to be chasing the Bosnian stopper.
Begovic impressed number of Premier League giants with some outstanding performances with Stoke City. However, De Gea ruling out move from United ended the club's chase to sign Begovic.
Right-back: Guillermo Varela | Penarol
United have confirmed the signing of the Uruguayan full-back, who becomes Manchester United's first signing in David Moyes' era.
The 'undisclosed' fee with Panerol could rise up to €2.8m, with the 20-year-old youngster expected to shine at the club.
Centre-back: Ezequiel Garay | Benfica
According to the Daily Mirror, a £17m deal has been agreed between Manchester United and Benfica regarding the 26-year-old centre back. Garay, who was reportedly close to sign for Manchester United in January, could offer experience to the newly transforming Manchester United side.
Centre-back: Phil Jagielka | Everton
The Everton skipper has been one of the few Everton stars linked with a move to Manchester United since the departure of David Moyes. Reported by the Sun last month, Jagielka is a £10m target for the newly-appointed Manchester United boss. However, the 30-year-old has expressed his desire to stay at Goodison Park next season.
Left-back: Leighton Baines | Everton
Baines has been a long-term target for the retired Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson. The 28-year-old is one of the finest Premier League full-backs, who is offered a new deal by the new Everton boss Roberto Martinez to stop him from joining the Old Trafford club.
Baines is apparently expected to follow the footsteps of David Moyes this summer replacing Monaco target Patrice Evra, who will turn 33 next week.
Centre-midfielder: Kevin Strootman | PSV
With Paul Scholes retired, Anderson likely to be sold and Darren Fletcher facing health issues, Manchester United will be lacking a holding midfielder alongside Michael Carrick.
Constantly linked with United this summer, Kevin Strootman is a young prospect backed to shine in the future. Manchester United are likely to sign a central midfielder this summer and the 23-year-old Dutch could prove to be a fascinating signing to provide a helping hand to the back four with a guidance upfront.
Centre-midfielder: Marouane Fellaini | Everton
Fellaini is a prime target for David Moyes this summer. The 25-year-old Belgian has been a dominating figure in Everton's midfield while he provides as well as scores ample of goals for the Toffees.
Fellaini has already expressed his desire to work under David Moyes once again but Manchester United are facing battle with Chelsea and Arsenal to acquire the midfielder's signature.
Right-wing: Cristiano Ronaldo | Real Madrid
Cristiano Ronaldo could be on his way back to Manchester United after reports suggest his old club have increased their efforts to sign him. The Portuguese captain openly revealed his 'unhappiness' at Real Madrid in 2012 linking him with a possible return to Old Trafford.
United are reportedly preparing a sensational £65m bid for the Champions League top scorer. Ronaldo is also believed to be keen on his intriguing return to Manchester United.
Attacking-midfielder: Cesc Fabregas | FC Barcelona
Fabregas has been linked with a move to Manchester City, United and Arsenal. Manchester United had reportedly held talks with Spanish playmaker's representatives last month.
Fabregas slipped down the pecking order with Barcelona last season and the chase is still believed to be on despite the 26-year-old openly ruled out a move this summer.
Left-wing: Gareth Bale | Tottenham
Bale is currently one of the hottest property in world football chased by several big European clubs. Ending his career's best campaign earlier this month, Bale is expected to quit Tottenham since the club failed to qualify for next season's Champions League.
Manchester United are attempting to sign the Wesh wizard but Real Madrid are favorites to complete the 'big-money deal'.
Striker: Robert Lewandowski | Borussia Dortmund
The Polish striker played a huge part in Borussia Dortmund's dream run in Champions League this season. However, Jurgen Klopp has failed to put a stay on Lewandowski and is likely to move in coming weeks.
The 24-year-old has been linked with Manchester United and Bayern Munich.
Substitutes' bench: Luke Shaw, Victor Wanyama, Thiago Alcantara, Luka Modric, Christian Eriksen, Alen Halilovic, Angel Di Maria.
All of the above footballers have 100 per cent chance of making it onto the Manchester United's team sheet for the next season. The English champions are ready to support David Moyes financially and a transfer or two could stun the world football in coming weeks.
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