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Rumours abound at Old Trafford, as transfer window opens | Tunde Folawiyo

03/02/14 8:08 AM

Supporters of the Red Devils, like Tunde Folawiyo, are probably quite curious to find out which players will be joining the team during this month’s transfer windows. David Moyes has confirmed that they will be seeking out a central midfielder and a left-back. It has also been revealed that the club has provided the manager with plenty of funding, in order to secure the very best players. Whilst Moyes hTunde Folawiyoas admitted that he feels under pressure to source some talented new people to join the Red Devils, he added that the players he has in mind may not necessarily be available this month, and will most likely have to be approached during the summer transfer window instead.

With this being said, reports have now surfaced that United intend to offer £24 million for Ilkay Gundogan, a 23 year old from Germany, who serves as a midfielder for Borussia Dortmund. This may come as a surprise to fans such as Tunde Folawiyo, as Gundogan hasn’t actually participated in a match with his current team since last summer, due to a serious back injury. But Moyes seems unperturbed by this fact, and is said to be preparing to make an offer sometime during the next two weeks.

Another player whose talents have piqued Moyes interest is Fabio Coentrao. This will be the manager’s second attempt to sign the left-back, after failing to do so during last year’s window. A number of reports claim that Moyes has already had several discussions with Real Madrid. Whilst Coentrao has not made any public statements regarding this matter, several sports commentators believe that he would be open to the idea of a transfer to Old Trafford. This, coupled with the fact that Jorge Mendes, his agent, has close connections with Man United FC, suggests that Coentrao may well be joining the Red Devils for their matches this spring.

The futures of several existing team members have also been called into question; Wilfried Zaha, for instance, will be sealing a loan move to the club Cardiff City in a few weeks’ time. Zaha has had very few opportunities to show off his skills during his time with United, with players like Adnan Januzaj, Shinji Kagawa and Ashley Young blocking his way to a position on the first team. In addition to this, neither Patrice Evra nor Rio Ferdinand have been offered their twelve-month extension clauses, as of yet.

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