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Man Utd Transfer News: Fergie Eyes £50m Double Raid

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is lining up a £50m double raid for German pair Mats Hummels and Lars Bender when the window re-opens in January.

Despite the transfer window being closed, there is always transfer gossip doing the rounds in the papers and we’ll keep you up-to-date with the latest news during the coming months. Today, Manchester United are linked with a £50m double raid.

Lars Bender

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson is lining up a £50m double raid for German pair Mats Hummels and Lars Bender, according to the Mirror.

Ferguson is keen to add to his squad this winter to maintain his sides push to wrestle the Premier League title back from rivals City, and has set his sights on two of Germany’s most highly-rated talents.

Fergie sent his brother and chief scout, Martin, to watch the pair in action during Germany’s draw with Holland last Wednesday and he was left impressed with the duo’s contributions.

Hummels has been a rock at the heart of Borussia Dortmund’s defence since moving from Bayern Munich in 2009 and has led the club to two successive Bundesliga titles. The 23-year-old signed a new long-term contract in the summer but inserted a number of get-out clauses that would allow him to consider a move away from the club.

Ferguson want’s to add another defender to his ranks due to concerns over the long-term future and fitness of Rio Ferdinand and Nemanja Vidic, despite already having Chris Smalling, Jonny Evans and Phil Jones at the club.

Dortmund will do all they can to hang on to Hummels and would demand at least £25m for his services, but the player has previously revealed a desire to try his luck in another top league.

“To play in a new country would be flattering,” he said. “I’ve had offers before from abroad and I have to admit that one of them was very interesting. But the timing was not right for me. When you are at a club like Dortmund you just don’t move to any club and there are only four clubs in Europe I would consider.”

Hummels is quoted as saying in the Mirror.

Midfield is also an area of concern for United and Ferguson has identified Bayer Leverkusen ace Lars Bender as a potential signing when the window re-opens.

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Like Hummels, Bender is tied to a long-term contract and Leverkusen chief executive Wolfgang Holzhauser recently claimed that he was “unsellable”. However, it’s thought the German outfit would consider offers in the region of £25m for the 23-year-old and United are ready to make their interest official in Janaury.

Would United fans like Hummels and Bender at Old Trafford? Get involved in the comments section.



  1. Jack

    November 19, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    errrrr…yes! Unitedd fans would love these two, giving sercurity in the midfield and at the back.

  2. InSAFweTrust

    November 19, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Would be great to have these too, hummels would strengthen the defence by a huge amount, and bender can play in DM or as an AM. Win win.

  3. Sir steve safe

    November 19, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    That will be a gr8t signing 4us nd considering there age it good.

  4. Rudy

    November 20, 2012 at 12:09 am

    Two great players there would make us stronger at the back

  5. Alfa saheed

    November 21, 2012 at 8:16 am

    I like d 2 guy, it wi be a gr8t singing 4 us

  6. Olajide Seun

    November 21, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    They will b a gud signing for us, if Sir. Alex make d signings.

  7. John matthew

    November 22, 2012 at 8:48 pm

    It’s a gud sinin 4 us united

  8. abdullahi usman

    November 23, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    Signing the 2 guys wil be a grt signing 4 our man u team yes go and sign them

  9. John K

    November 23, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    A gd deal to sign the two guys. AF should sign before attracting competitors!

  10. Gideon kiprono

    November 25, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    Bring em all, our defence n midfield are wanting. We shouldnt concede any more goals

  11. Philsparrow

    November 28, 2012 at 3:07 am

    I just hope this is true. Can sir Alex make this happen? I will be glad if he do.

  12. Danny nancy

    December 2, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    It will be a greatest sign for man u if d will to buy them bt i knw think it will be reality.

  13. MONIR

    December 13, 2012 at 9:24 am

    we need attacking midfilder those who are highly skilled.we need to replace of scholes, that moment there is no midfilder in M.U.FULL OF DEFFENCIVE MIDFIELDER.SHOULD THINK ABOUT FUTURE…..

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