Manchester United are considering a £50m January move for Athletic Bilbao midfielder Ander Herrera and Everton left-back Lieghton Baines, according to the Guardian.
United's lack of transfer activities during the summer transfer window has seen David Moyes' suffer a poor start to his reign at Old Trafford. The Red Devils have had just two wins from the first six league games.
The Premier League champions were linked with a move to bring the Spanish midfielder to Old Trafford. However, no deal took place after Herrera's agent Arturo Canales revealed that the deal collapsed as two clubs could not agree a transfer fee.
The former Everton manager has already expressed his desire to bring in players in January to go right into the team. The report claims United are likely to come back with a bid in the mid-season transfer window after signing Herrera as Moyes is looking to further strengthen the squad.
Herrera was one among the several players were United had made an approach in the summer. One among the lot is Everton's Leighton Baines as Moyes was keen on bringing his former player to his new club over the summer.
The Merseyside club were adamant in retaining their star player at Goodison Park after allowing Marouane Fellaini join United on the deadline day. However, Everton coach Alan Stubbs had admitted that the England international was believed to be interested in making a switch to Old Trafford.
After seeing Everton reject United's approach in signing Baines, Moyes is likely to make a fresh attempt to sign the left-back when the window opens in January. The Old Trafford hierarchy has reportedly admitted that the delay in the Scot's late arrival to succeed Sir Alex Ferguson to be the reason behind the Red Devils' poor start to the season.
The Premier League winners have seen Chelsea, Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur, Liverpool and Arsenal all spent big on strengthening their squad over the summer.
United's owners the Glazers are ready to back Moyes in bringing fresh legs to the club in January. The addition of Herrera and Baines is likely to strengthen the squad while it may also please the club fans, who were disappointed after the business in the summer window.