Manchester United: Offer £80m for Real Madrid pair and the summer transfer business will be deemed a success

With Manchester United having so many problems in signing top quality players this summer it has shocked and surprised us that they haven’t yet made serious enquiries for Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira.

There have been rumours all summer that the player will leave his current club and Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed today that his future is far from certain.

“He has a contract year and has rejected the renewal It’s a situation different from Di Maria because he has not asked to leave.”

Beyond money, every top player wants guarantees of first-team football on a regular basis. With Madrid signing Kroos and Rodriguez, the German international cannot be guaranteed gametime and he may well leave.

But, while Chelsea and Arsenal have been regularly linked with the player, Manchester United have been omitted from such speculation.

This could well be due to the fact that the player has stated to his representatives that he will only go to a club which is in The Champions League.

If this isn’t the case then Manchester United should be doing everything they possibly can to sign the player. Because he could be the difference between a top four finish and long-term mediocrity.

At 27 years of age he’s right at the top of his game, has clearly recovered completely from his injury, and was one of the best performers at The World Cup. He offers the sort of grit and mobility that Manchester United desperately need in the centre of the park and we think that he he would be an unbelievable player at Old Trafford.

Manchester United vice Chairman Ed Woodward simply needs to drop whatever else he’s doing, hop on a plane to Spain with £80 million and bring back Angel di Maria (£50m) and Sami Khedira (anywhere from £12m to £30m) as a matter of urgency.