How Manchester United can line-up with perfect £110m transfers thanks to Jurgen Klopp
Manchester United are performing at their best levels yet this season after a disastrous festive period. The 2-1 win over Chelsea at the start of December was the Reds' only win in seven games towards the end of the year.
The poor run of form saw hopes of securing Champions League football all but dim. However, three straight wins over Wolves, West Ham and Aston Villa means United are now just six points behind Tottenham in fourth.
United have plenty to play for in the final three months of the season, yet preparation for the summer transfer window is already underway. After a mute January window, the Reds have provisionally targeted four key signings ahead of the new season.
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A full-back and centre-back are two of the positions intended to strengthen, alongside a central midfielder and attacker. A list of names have and will be linked with a move to Old Trafford, but Manchester Evening News understands that the club are continuing to monitor Bayer Leverkusen pair Jeremie Frimpong and Edmond Tapsoba.
The defenders have been pivotal to the German leaders' imperious form and have helped them on their way to their first-ever Bundesliga title. Both players featured in Saturday's 3-0 thumping of title rivals Bayern Munich, with Frimpong coming off the bench to score and Tapsoba keeping Harry Kane quiet.
United held discussions with the representatives of Frimpong last year. The attacking wing-back has emerged as one of the most in-demand defenders across Europe in the last 24 months, with Tapsoba also linked with a move