The top five players linked with signing for Manchester United this week: Vidal, Song and more

Arturo Vidal

Juventus, Barcelona, Benfica, Sporting Lisbon and Real Sociedad stars all feature.

If David Moyes is the manager at Manchester United over the summer, heading into next season then he has a lot of work to do in the transfer market.

As well as replacing his captain, Moyes has to address other areas of his current squad with the midfield still looking short of players despite the close to £70 million in deals for Marouane Fellaini and Juan Mata.

We’ve taken a look at some of the players Moyes is reportedly interested in buying for the club this summer.

Arturo Vidal (Juventus)

A player who could inject some real passion and excitement into the United attack. He’s rated at €50 million but the price isn’t the stumbling block for the club, it’s the likely event of not having Champions League football plus the fact Vidal has said numerous times that he’s happy at Juventus.

Alex Song (Barcelona)

The Spanish giants are reportedly ready to offload the former Arsenal man after he’s struggled to nail down a starting place at the club, ever since he moved to the Nou Camp. Song has Premier League experience and he could inject the quality and control into United’s midfield which is lacking at the moment.

Ezequiel Garay (Benfica)

The Benfica defender has been a target for Manchester United over a lengthy period of time. He ticks all of the boxes in terms of being a potential Vidic replacement and the Mirror has suggested that United are at the front of the queue out of all the sides interested in him.

William Carvalho (Sporting Lisbon)

United were believed to be close to a £37 million deal for the Portuguese star earlier in the week. However, as the reports rolled on and the story developed, French giants Monaco are now believed to be in the running, look to override any agreement between the Old Trafford club and the player.

Antoine Griezmann (Real Sociedad)

The French winger has been linked with United ever since rumours of his future away from Real Sociedad first started. United do have an apparent problem out wide, which has forced Moyes into using players who are better through the centre of the side in wider roles; Juan Mata and Shinji Kagawa.

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