Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Fergie asking for Benzema and Silva

Sir Alex Ferguson will persuade Manchester United chiefs to part with £60million to purchase Karim Benzema and David Silva.

The Red Devils have endured a tough week having crashed out of the UEFA Champions League at the hands of Bayern Munich before seeing their Premier League title challenge derailed by a scoreless draw at Blackburn Rovers.

The Sun reported that the Scotsman is refusing to sound the alarm bells as he continues to insist that only minor tweaking needs to be done when it comes to the depth of his squad.

Real Madrid striker Benzema is reportedly a top priority despite his reluctance to move away from the Bernabeu while Valencia's pacy winger David Silva is the other player Ferguson is monitoring.

Both players could have no option but to move with Valencia in a financial conundrum while Benzema cannot seem to find regular playing time at Madrid.

In defence, Fulham's Chris Smalling will move to United at the end of the season as a readymade replacement for the ageing Rio Ferdinand while more firepower in the form of Mexican hotshot Javier Hernandez from Chivas.

It remains to be seen if the Glazers will give Fergie the huge transfer kit he has requested for.