Soccer

Atletico chase United duo

2014-08-05 08:50
Diego Simeone (Gallo Images)

Cape Town - Manchester United's transfer activity is likely to speed up with the La Liga champions set to raid the club for the attacking pair of Javier Hernández and Shinji Kagawa.

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has identified Manchester United misfits Javier Hernández and Shinji Kagawa as his top priority signings, according to the Guardian.

The pair both suffered a frustrating season under David Moyes were Kagawa was often played out of position while Hernandez spent most of the season as an impact player.

Louis van Gaal has indicated that the squad for the upcoming season will be decided shortly after returning from the United States.

Atletico Madrid have their work cut out as they bid to retain their La Liga crown and go one step further in the Champions League this season. They have lost Diego Costa and Filipe Luis but do have sufficient transfer funds available to make a move for the pair.

It is believed that Atletico will offer £25 million in order to secure the transfers of the two players ahead of interested teams like Inter Milan and Dortmund.


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