David Moyes has confirmed that he hopes there will be transfer movement at Manchester United this week with only 15 days of the summer window left.
The arrival of 20-year-old Guillermo Varela has been the only signing so far at Old Trafford but two rejected bids for Cesc Fabregas showed that the club is active in the market.
And speaking to the press after United’s 4-1 win over Swansea on Saturday, Moyes refused to give specific details about any deals but remained hopeful that there would be movement this week.
“We are hoping to get things done,” he said.
“I couldn’t say, yes, there is something on the horizon. I am hoping to get things.
“I don’t know [if there will be a signing next week]. I couldn’t tell you about that but, hopefully, we will try and get things moving.”
Marouane Fellaini is a player many believe is Moyes’ main focus now that he has been rebuffed in his advances for Fabregas but United would have to pay more than his £23 million release clause now that it has expired. As well as Fellaini, the likes of Modric and Kondogbia have also been touted as potential targets.
Moyes has remained calm throughout this whole window despite not having much luck with his transfer targets. Whether that is because he is supremely confident that he will land a player he wants remains to be seen but Moyes will know that our current midfield is one injury away from being thrown into a complete crisis, so it is unlikely that he would not try and strengthen it before 2 September when the window shuts.