Manchester United looks set to be frustrated for a second summer running in their pursuit of Cesc Fabregas, who looks set to join Chelsea from Barcelona. United chased the Spanish midfielder for much of last summer, only to be told that Barcelona had no intention of selling him at the time. Now they’re about to lose him to a Premier League rival, whose midfield already looks head and shoulders above that at Old Trafford.

But United must focus their attention elsewhere. Louis van Gaal is set to come on board after the World Cup and will certainly have his ideas about who the club should pursue in an effort to address the midfield deficiencies.

With a transfer budget said to be around the £200 million-mark, there’s a large pool of talent available to the club this summer.

These are the SIX alternatives to Cesc Fabregas for United to consider…

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