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02/07/2012 09:41

Papers: Reds' summer plans

Most of the football focus in today's newspapers centres on Spain's Euro 2012 win.

There's precious little United-related content, although The Times runs a transfer window special, spotlighting each Barclays Premier League club. On the Reds, it claims:

"In his bid to wrest back the title, Sir Alex Ferguson wants to inject more pace and dynamism into his team. The manager will also hope Nemanja Vidic and Darren Fletcher make full recoveries from injury and illness respectively to bolster his options. Despite the arrival of Shinji Kagawa, who is comfortable in a wide or central attacking position, United require at least one central midfielder. Ferguson is also in the market for a left back and a striker. There is money to spend but it is hard to envisage the club spending more than £25million on a single player, and the wages demanded by the best remain an obstacle. Dimitar Berbatov and Federico Macheda [will be surplus to requirements]. Paul Pogba [is rumoured to be signing] for Juventus, Fabio da Silva will join QPR on loan and Michael Owen has been released. United would listen to offers for Anderson and JI-sung Park.

Elsewhere, plenty of papers speculate on the Olympic football team squad, which will be announced later today. Ryan Giggs and Tom Cleverley are heavily tipped to be involved.

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