Manchester United management has granted a 100 million pounds transfer kitty for the Scot as he looks to turn United’s season around.
Various media houses in England including Daily Mirror and SKY have claimed today that club officials have made Champions League spot their top priority and ready to grant huge budget for the transfer window.
The club is looking for quality a left-back and central midfielder and senior figures at the club have confirmed that Moyes will receive all the financial support he needs to make any moves. But Manchester United officials, who have given Moyes their full support and have no plans to appoint a director of football to support transfer activity, will not rush into any panic buys and stress that the availability of top players remains the biggest obstacle.
“We would like to bring people in but are those players available?” Moyes asked after his United’s FA Cup defeat to Swansea on Sunday. “There is urgency but there’s no point in me hyping it up because the players we would like to bring in are probably not available in January.”
Players like Ander Herrera of Athletic Club, Koke of Atletico Madrid and Fredy Guarin of Inter Milan have recently been linked with the Premier League champions but most of them will not be available at least until summer.
The Premier League champions currently sit seventh in the table, 11 points behind leaders Arsenal, and have crashed out of the FA Cup third round. And David Moyes has stressed that Manchester United are unable to sign their main targets in January and, therefore, they are unlikely to buy anyone.
“I said that I would try to but it would probably be doubtful in January,” the United manager told reporters. “There’s an urgency that we would like to bring people in but are those players available in January?
“The players we would like to bring in probably aren’t available in January. It’s not because we wouldn’t like to do it, it’s because they aren’t available.”
United have yet to decide on the future of senior playing staff also as they have yet to trigger one-year extension clauses in the contracts of Rio Ferdinand and Patrice Evra, who are both out of contract in the summer, and talks have yet to take place with Nemanja Vidic and Fabio who are also free to talk to clubs this month.
However, club is expected to start negotiations with the representatives of Wayne Rooney, at the appropriate time and there is absolutely no fright about the current position.
Moyes is understood to want Zaha to play more games but no decision has been made on the striker’s future as the club assesses Nani’s hamstring injury.