Louis van Gaal will be given the green light for another £150million spending spree at a Manchester United transfer summit today.
Van Gaal is due to sit down with United chief executive Ed Woodward and another members of the hierarchy on Friday to discuss their transfer plans.
And that could see first-year boss Van Gaal try to pull off a major signing in January to bolster the club’s attempts to secure a place in the top four.
Top of the Old Trafford giants’ transfer hit-list is Borussia Dortmund’s German World Cup winning defender Mats Hummels.
Roma midfielder Kevin Strootman is also on there, after the Italian club this week admitted they may listen to a “huge offer” for the Dutchman.
United also want a right-back, with Nathaniel Clyne of Southampton believed to be their preferred choice ahead of Everton’s Seamus Coleman.
Clyne is unlikely to be allowed to leave St Mary’s in the current window, but Saints may sell in the summer if United do not move for Goodison ace Coleman now.