Transfer Talk: Manchester United Eye Fàbregas, Lewandowski And Thiago

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Come on feel the Moyes has already taken off among Manchester United fans eager to rally behind their underachieving manager, and the latest Scot at Old Trafford would go some way to quelling the doubters if he somehow manages to pull off the following triple coup.

Cesc Fàbregas, Robert Lewandowski and Thiago Alcantara are again linked with moves to United.

The trio have already cropped up this summer and all would be obviously excellent buys. The two Spaniards are central midfielders, which for United fans of a certain age is a position in the middle of the pitch where you are expected to compete and restrengthen with a degree of regularity. Not buying a central midfielder for six years and spending £200 million in the process on the rest of the squad is not the norm.

thiago alcantara

Thiago is captain of the Spanish Under-21 team

Southampton's promising left-back Luke Shaw, 17, is also being eyed-up if Moyes fails to lure Leighton Baines, 28, away from Everton. Despite the age difference, either full-back would be a prude investment as Patrice Evra's role in the team remains assured despite three poor campaigns. The only competition Alex Büttner is associated with is the one he entered to play in the United first team.

José Mourinho advised Sir Alex Ferguson to "give me a call" when Wayne Rooney first wanted to leave United in 2010, and he dropped another hint he would be ready to bid for the 27-year-old striker yesterday.

Away from his dull press conference, Mourinho was on decent form with the dailies as he lauded want-away Wayne without explicitly confirming whether Chelsea would make a move for the forward.

London, importantly for homebird Rooney, is in England and, despite its multiculturalism, its residents speak English.

José disciple Wesley Sneijder, meanwhile, will cost £12.75m if the Portuguese wants to be reunited with his Internazionale trequartista, add the Mirror. Sneijder only joined Galatasaray in January.

Edinson Cavani, also linked with Chelsea, apparently prefers Real Madrid over all other potential suitors, claim the Mail.

edinson cavani chelsea

Named after Thomas, albeit with an extra "n"

The Uruguayan's contract features a £53m buy-out clause and Madrid spoke with the player's representatives in the Spanish capital on Monday.

Madrid would also be willing to pay the £85m it would take to sign Gareth Bale, which is excessive.

And with Daniel Sturridge injured and Luis "image" Suárez pining for a transfer, Liverpool need strikers like Aloe Blacc needs a dollar.

So Reds boss Brendan ­Rodgers is determined to bring Sevilla's Luis Alberto and Celta Vigo's Iago Aspas to Anfield this week to join his Group of Players, say the Star.

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