Manchester United hope to sign Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera on Monday.
It has largely been a summer of frustration for David Moyes, who succeeded Sir Alex Ferguson at Old Trafford at the end of last season. The former Everton boss has cash to spend, but he has missed out on a number of his targets, notably Thiago Alcantara who joined Bayern Munich from Barcelona, and Cesc Fabregas who has no intention of quitting the Camp Nou for Manchester.
United have been heavily linked with Fellaini for several weeks, and it now looks as though the Reds will finally add to their squad. Moyes, of course, knows the Belgian international well having brought him to Goodison Park in a £15million deal from Standard Liege in 2008, and after an initial bid was rejected, it is expected that he will land the midfielder for £24million.
Fellaini looks set to be joined by Herrera, who was the subject of an offer over the weekend. Although this was rejected, he has a €36million release clause in his Athletic Bilbao contract, and this figure has, according to respected Spanish journalist Guillem Balague, been met. The 24-year-old will now undergo a medical and discuss personal terms with the Reds.
Moyes would still like to add Leighton Baines to his squad, but this deal looks increasingly unlikely. Everton are refusing to sell the England international fullback and have already rejected two bids from United, the last of which they described as derisory, and as the player is reluctant to hand in a transfer request, he appears almost certain to remain on Merseyside.