Manchester United are happy for new manager David Moyes to spend big this summer. The Sunday Express says even with Thiago Alcantara about to arrive from Barcelona for £17 million, Moyes - who doesn't officially begin work at United until July 1 - has still been given clearance by his new employers to smash the club's transfer record.

Tottenham's Gareth Bale, Barcelona's former Arsenal star Cesc Fabregas, Borussia Dortmund's Robert Lewandowski and old boy Cristiano Ronaldo are all in his sights.

Successful bids for any of Bale, Fabregas and Ronaldo would mean overhauling the current biggest outlay - £30.75m on striker Dimitar Berbatov almost five years ago.