David Moyes set for explosive week of transfer action at United

by Sam Peoples

David Moyes and his United side will land back in Manchester at 8am this morning after finishing the Asian leg of their pre-season tour.

And while the players may be looking forward to a small rest ahead of the trip to Sweden this weekend, Moyes will be getting straight to transfer business in what should be a busy week for the Scot.

At the top of his agenda, the future of Wayne Rooney needs to be sorted. Wayne hasn’t had any direct contact with Moyes since last week when he flew back from our tour but Ed Woodward, if he has been found, would have had discussions with Wayne.

Chelsea have gone quiet since their initial public hounding of Rooney but there is still every chance he could leave this year. He seems disillusioned with life at Old Trafford but he did back in 2010 when he re-signed a new deal, so if Moyes really wants him to stay he has to make him feel like he is still one of his main men.

As well as Rooney, the future of Nani is up in the air with Monaco reportedly interested in signing him. Arguably the best winger in our team, Nani polarises opinion between fans given his up-and-down performances and with only one year left on his contract, a move away could be feasible for him.

Last night, he was back in action for the first time since his nose surgery and bagged a brace against Crewe Alexandra, so he looks to be getting himself fit and ready for the new season.

But for Moyes, the next week could see some real movement in terms of incoming players to Old Trafford.

Cesc Fabregas is set to make a decision this week about whether he wants to move to Manchester after returning from an extended holiday but his agent has reportedly claimed there has been no contact between Fabregas and United so far, indicating that Barcelona are still standing very firm.

The 26-year-old midfielder has been staunchly backed by Barcelona so far and in all likeliness, it would be a huge surprise if he decided to leave Catalan so soon after returning.

Luka Modric has been touted as a target by The Times‘ James Ducker who suggests that United have moved on from the Fabregas saga to make Modric their main target.

The Croatian was a long term target of Ferguson before he moved to Madrid and with their influx of midfielders, combined with a real need for money if they want to fund a move for Gareth Bale.

Marouane Fellaini and Leighton Baines were linked with moves to United before Moyes officially took over and they are still high on the agenda according to plenty of reports.

Fellaini’s release clause of a reported £23 million is set to finish on August 1 so many believe that Moyes is simply biding his time before making a bid, a stance which would support Moyes’ calls for patience on signings this summer.

As for Baines, Moyes would love to link up with him again but United have more pressing issues than at left back with the likes of Evra, Fabio and Buttner in the squad already.

The transfer movement has been slow and tenuous so far from a United perspective but now that Moyes is nearly back in Manchester, we could know a lot more in the next couple of days as to who United are going to be signing this summer.

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