Man Utd boss Ferguson wants Defour AND Hamsik
The Manchester Evening News says Ferguson is targeting swoops for Defour and Hamsik as he sets about rebuilding Manchester United’s midfield.
He is likely to wait until the summer before closing in on a £35m double deal, though he could be forced into moving for Standard Liege star Defour as early as January.
Ferguson knows he will have to carry out major rebuilding work on his midfield, with Giggs and Scholes coming to the end of their careers.
Both may yet sign one-year extensions to their current deals but the time has come to start planning for the future.
Defour would cost around £13m, while Napoli sensation Hamsik could be more than £20m, having only recently signed a four-year contract with the Italians.