Would you like to read more?Register for free to finish this article.Sign up now for the following benefits:Four FREE articles of your choice per monthBreaking news, comment and analysis from industry experts as it happensChoose from our portfolio of email newsletters To access this article REGISTER NOWWould you like print copies, app and digital replica access too? SUBSCRIBE for as little as £5 per week.
8 4. Felipe Anderson: Lazio’s Brazilian could cost £37m – Lazio fans love their creative genius and Anderson has even been christened FA7, in reference to Cristiano Ronaldo’s CR7 moniker. The 22-year-old will not come cheap and there are reports United have already offered £37m for him. 2. Gareth Bale: Real Madrid forward linked but is happy at the Bernabeu – Bale was the subject of a bid from United prior to his transfer to Real Madrid in 2013. This season he has been linked with the club again, but says he is happy in Spain right now and scored a hat-tick in new manager Zinedine Zidane’s first game in charge. 8 8 8 6. Saul Niguez: Atletico Madrid youngster on United’s radar – Last season Niguez was unhappy with a lack of playing time, but has played 13 times in La Liga this term. United are reportedly preparing a £15m bid for the 21-year-old midfielder, says Spanish radio station Cope. He definitely has a bright future ahead. 8 5. Romelu Lukaku: Everton striker would prefer a Champions League club if he moves – Lukaku is enjoying a goal-laden season at Everton and it has not gone unnoticed by Man United. However, it is being rumoured the striker would prefer to join a club competing in the Champions League if he were to leave Merseyside. 3. Robert Lewandowski: £70m striker to seek a new challenge – He is one of Europe’s deadliest strikers and is said to be considering a new challenge in a new league while the 27-year-old is still in his prime. A £70m offer could be enough to bring him to Old Trafford. Major surgery is required at Old Trafford, based on performances so far this season.Just under £100m was spent on players in the summer, but even more is going to be needed to address problem areas.The club continue to be linked with football’s best players despite the very real possibility they may not qualify for the Champions League, so here talkSPORT has looked at eight of the best names linked and ranked them in order of quality.Click the yellow arrow above, right, to see the rankings. 8 8 8. Ricardo Rodriguez: Wolfsburg full back to join United for £30m? Continue reading our ranking of Man United’s top mid-season targets by clicking the arrow above! – The 23-year-old full-back has bolstered his reputation with some great displays for Wolfsburg, who helped knock Man United out of the Champions League this season. It is being reported by German publication Bild that Rodriguez could cost a huge £30m. 7. Sadio Mane: Southampton will make it difficult for United to land no.10 – For the past year Mane has been linked with Man United, but Southampton manager Ronaldo Koeman has warned he is in no mood to sell his no.10. 8 1. Neymar: Barcelona forward is one of Europe’s best players – do you agree with this ranking? – Signing Neymar would certainly be a huge coup, though United need to make sure they are at least in the Champions League next season to even be in with a chance of pulling it off. The Barca ace had a wonderful year in 2015 and was pushing Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo close for the Ballon d’Or. There was said to be summer interest from United in the 23-year-old.