The Daily Mail says Ferguson is determined to add another striker to his squad following Wayne Rooney's broken foot and specifically wants someone who can add a taller, physical presence. Scouts from across Europe were called into United's Carrington training ground last week for a briefing.

Tottenham striker Dimitar Berbatov tops Ferguson's list, with Obafemi Martins, of Newcastle, and Bolton's Nicolas Anelka also in the frame.