Scouting for Moyes: Forget Gundogan and sign one of these super midfielders
Again, it seems unlikely, but if Chelsea are still as interested in Wayne Rooney as they were, David Moyes could use it to his advantage and try to pick up a member of Chelsea’s extensive midfield collection without having to spend any money. Mikel is the most like for like replacement to Gundogan, as he protects the defence and keeps the midfield ticking. Though an uncertainty is whether United would want to enter negotiations with the man that famously joined Chelsea after being unveiled at a press conference in United colours.
Now 32, former Tottenham midfielder Didier Zokora would be the perfect fit for Manchester United. Fast, strong and good passing ability made him a success in the Premier League before and earned him a move to La Liga with Sevilla, before joining current club Trabzonspor. He would be relatively cheap, he has experience in England, and is the type of midfielder that thrives in the physical English game, somthing United are currently lacking in their midfield department. Though it is understood David Moyes is looking at reducing the average age of his rather old squad, and that may scupper any potential move for the Ivory Coast international.
A reported target for Arsenal, Youssuf Mulumbu has impressed at West Brom since joining from Paris Saint Germain 4 years ago. Claiming that he is now ready to make the step up to a top 4 club, he may be put off by the fact that it is possible that the Old Trafford based side will miss out on European football next season. Able to drive his team forward and protect the defence, Mulumbu is the type of midfielder every Premier League team wants. The only thing that could put Moyes off signing the Congo international is his similarity to his flop signing Marouane Fellaini.