Manchester United close to first major signing

Allows Moyes to make his own mark

David Moyes is thought to be closing in on his first major signing as Manchester United manager, according to the Metro. 

The former Everton boss is understood to be close to agreeing a deal for one of his prime transfer targets, and has sent chief executive Ed Woodward back to England to finalise the deal.

It was initially thought Woodward had been sent back to deal with the Wayne Rooney situation, although it is now understood his return is regarding a potential incomer at Old Trafford, with the club describing it as ‘urgent transfer business.’

The identity of the player remains unknown, although it is understood United have held talks with Everton in recent days. The club have been linked with a move for England full back Leighton Baines, and Belgian midfielder Marouane Fellaini.

United have already had a £12million offer for Baines rejected this summer, although Fellaini is thought to be keen on a move to Old Trafford, if the club can trigger his £23million release clause.

United’s other major transfer target is said to be Barcelona midfielder Cesc Fabregas, but the club are not confident of securing a deal after having a £26million bid rejected.

Moyes has found himself under pressure to bring in new signings at Old Trafford, having only added young Uruguayan full back Guillermo Varela to the squad this summer, despite insisting the club would be busy in the transfer market.

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