Ever since Bayern Munich star Toni Kroos lit up the Emirates with a fine performance against Arsenal, the speculation over a possible move to Manchester United has increased.
And, it's not a surprise - Kroos is one of the most outstanding central-midfielders in the game right now and David Moyes' side are clearly in need of a new talent in the middle of the park.
So, does Moyes really have his sights set on bringing Bayern's superstar to Old Trafford? Kroos is seemingly unsettled at the European champions, but could that just be a ploy to be rewarded with a mega money new contract?
It's all speculation at this stage, but what is for sure is that Manchester United don't need another summer saga like the last one. The Red Devils continued to track Barcelona's Spanish superstar Cesc Fabregas in that window and they ultimately failed to bring him to the Theatre of Dreams.
Moyes can't go down that same road with Kroos, as it could all end very frustrating once again for the Red Devils boss.
Instead, the man Moyes should opt for is Alex Song - who has already been linked with a summer move to the Premier League champions. Of course there's no getting away from the fact that he is a Barcelona midfielder and that would mean yet another summer of bargaining with the Catalans.
But this time it should prove to be different.
Having made just 32 appearances in over a year and a half at the Nou Camp, Song's career has gone a little bit stale and he's desperately in need of a fresh start.
And, at just 26-years-old, Song still has a lot to offer. At Arsenal, he was proving to be one of the top midfielders in the league - hence why he was handed a move to one of the biggest clubs in Europe.
Song would surely jump at the chance to make a Premier League return and a move to United would suit him perfectly.
For one, the midfielder would be linking back up with former Arsenal teammate Robin van Persie. Song and Van Persie built up a fine relationship in north London and the duo could be quite the hit in Manchester too.
Song would fit into the United midfield with ease. Pair him with Michael Carrick and the duo would act as a protective shield in front of the back four.
With Song in the side, Moyes would feel much happier letting his attacking stars roam free. If the likes of Adnan Januzaj, Juan Mata and Co. are let off the leash, then Manchester United could have one of the most formidable forward lines in world football.
But that can only happen if Moyes strengthens the midfielder and Song is a realistic and adequate alternative to Bayern's superstar.
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