Manchester: English Premier League champions Manchester United are expected to complete the signings of midfielders Kevin Strootman, Thiago Alcantara and defender Ezequiel Garay this week.
Talks with PSV to bring Strootman are at an advanced stage and United have made substantial progression for the Dutch International, with a move on the verge of completion. A bid in the region of 15m pounds has already been made.
According to reports in Spain, United have also agreed personal terms with Thiago, with the club offering the player a 5-year deal, and willing to double his current wages offering. Barcelona are trying to convince Thiago to stay, but it is believed that he has decided to join the Red Devils. United have also promised Thiago that he will be an integral part of the first team.
United and Benfica have already reached 'gentleman's agreement' earlier in the month that would allow the Argentinian defender, Garay to join United in a deal worth 17 million punds. Chief Scout Jim Lawlor and retired Martin Ferguson, brother of Sir Alex Ferguson, have watched all three players several times. These players were targets of Ferguson and David Moyes has sanctioned their signings.
So this might be an interesting week if you are a Manchester United fan.