David Moyes is reportedly hunting for further reinforcements in the new year.
Manchester United will swoop for former Arsenal midfielder Alex Song when the transfer window reopens in January, the International Business Times report.
Song was voted as one of the worst La Liga signings of that season after leaving the Gunners to join Barcelona in 2012, but struggled for game time and has been frozen out at the Nou Camp by new manager Gerardo Martino.
Reports in Spain now claim that United will make a move for 25-year-old after a summer window that yielded just one big money signing in the shape of Marouane Fellaini from Everton at an inflated price of £27.5 million on deadline day.
New manager David Moyes and incoming chairman Ed Woodward were castigated by the club’s owners after failing to attract any of their big name targets to Old Trafford, including Song’s current team-mate Cesc Fabregas and former Barca colleague Thiago Alacantra.
It’s understood Moyes and Woodward have since agreed to revise their transfer policy and will re-enter the market at the turn of the year with Song at the top of their shopping list.
The duo are said to be confident of luring the Cameroon international back to the Premier League and hope he can recapture the subliminal understanding shared with Robin Van Persie during their time together at Arsenal.