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David Moyes spotted at Serie A match – who could he be watching?

Jan 12, 2014, 9:51 AM EDT

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Sky Italia’s Tancredi Palmeri tweeted a picture of David Moyes in attendance for today’s Serie A match between Cagliari and Juventus in Sardinia.

With Manchester United struggling, it’s pretty much a guarantee he isn’t there on holiday.

So who could he be scouting as the transfer window drags on?

Reports are surfacing that he could be keyed on Cagliari defender Davide Astori, who has been recently linked with Southampton.

Since just making the bench in Cagliari’s first two league matches of the season, Astori has played every single minute of the Serie A season since, The 27-year-old center back arrived at Stadio Is Arenas in 2008 from AC Milan after he was unable to break into the starting eleven at the San Siro.

Speculative reports have priced Astori at around £12.5 million ($20.6 million), but United would face serious competition from Mauricio Pochettino, who is ready to shell out the money to improve Southampton’s back line.

Some have also speculated Moyes could be keeping an eye on Juventus midfielder Claudio Marchisio.  The 27-year-old has been a key cog in the Juventus machine that has torched Serie A thus far.

Moyes will also get the opportunity to see Paul Pogba in the Juventus midfield, someone he will wish he had at his disposal.  The young superstar was a Manchester United player before they let him leave on a free transfer to Serie A.

  1. dfstell - Jan 12, 2014 at 10:22 AM

    I’m sure it’ll be someone that he and the United brass will fumble the ball on and be unable to sign. Honestly, part of the reason they need to sign someone is just to prove that they are capable of closing a deal. And…no….getting fleeced by your old employer to overpay for Fellaini doesn’t really count as closing a deal.

    I just want to see them scout a player, negotiate a transfer fee, pay the damn fee without ignorance of Spanish tax law or impostor agents, complete the paperwork before the deadline, agree to personal terms and actually bring the player to Manchester.

  2. mianfr - Jan 12, 2014 at 12:26 PM

    I really can’t imagine the big exodus of Italian players that all these reports seem to be suggesting… Italian national team players don’t really seem to travel too much.

  3. chromeraider - Jan 12, 2014 at 1:15 PM

    How about Arturo Vidal? He is a huge need for Man U and one of the best at his position.

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