Manchester United look set to make a bold statement of intent in the January transfer window as the fight to gain a Champions League spot at least in defence of their Premier League title.
Reports in the Manchester Evening news suggest that boss David Moyes is not only set to try again to sign Leighton Baines for a reported £16m but is also prepared to table a staggering £50m bid for Ross Barclay, Everton's promising England youngster.
They also being linked with Southampton's exciting prospect Luke Shaw and as though they may be closing in on a deal to bring in Real Madrid wing-back Fabio Coentrao with the Spanish giants willing to slash the player’s asking price according to the Daily Mail.
The 25 year old Portuguese international has struggled to impress since his £25m move to the Bernabeu and has now seen fit again Brazilian Marcelo become Carlo Ancelotti’s first choice left-back and having previously been an Old Trafford target it appears a January move to the Premier League side it well and truly back on.
Moyes attempted to bring in Coentrao on a loan deal on deadline day but failed but now Real Madrid are willing to accept just £12.5m for the former Benfica man in the hope of securing a quick sale next month.
The bid for Shaw may cool as Southampton's asking price is believed to be much higher than United's valuation.
The twists and turns of the January market may end in surprise ins and outs, but one thing seems certain, United seem ready to splash the cash if the right player is available.