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David Moyes promises new signings

ESPN staff
August 7, 2013
Moyes believes Rooney will stay

Manchester United manager David Moyes insisted that he will bring in new faces before the end of the transfer window and claimed he had not spoken to Wayne Rooney about Chelsea's second bid.

United have so far been unsuccessful in their pursuit of a star signing this summer, while Chelsea this week stepped up their attempts to capture Rooney with an improved offer reported to be worth up to £30 million.

Speaking after United's 1-1 draw with Swedish side AIK in a Stockholm friendly on Tuesday, the Times quoted Moyes as saying when asked how Rooney felt about the Blues' interest: "I've not asked him. You don't need to convince anybody to play for Manchester United.

"Is his fitness more of a concern than his future? Yes. We're trying to get Wayne into a condition where he is ready to play."

Whether Rooney eventually leaves or not, United's search for a new midfielder continues. Having seen primary target Thiago Alcantara join Bayern Munich and Barcelona maintaining a strong stance over Cesc Fabregas, reports on Wednesdayindicate that Moyes will return to former club Everton in an attempt to sign Marouane Fellaini.

While not commenting on specific targets, Moyes said he expects to bring in new faces, with Guillermo Varela the sole new arrival at Old Trafford to date this summer. "There will be reinforcements - they will come and we will get them," he said. "I do think we will sign some players before the window shuts."

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