Manchester United’s £50m summer transfer plan for Baines, Falcao and Lewandowski

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MANCHESTER United are set for a £50m triple swoop this summer, according to reports today.

Sir Alex Ferguson will build on United’s 20th title triumph with a splurge of cash in a bid to keep his rivals at distance.

Top of his wishlist are Everton left-back Leighton Baines, 28, Atletico Madrid forward Radamel Falcao, 27, and Borussia Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski, according to the Daily Mirror.

The chase for Falcao looks set to rival the Andy Carroll saga as the transfer tale that will run and run longest this summer.

Indeed, according to the Daily Mail, Chelsea believe they have won the race to land Falcao.

It’s quiet on the Newcastle United and Sunderland front, but other transfer stories today include:

Real Madrid are prepared to offer a straight cash deal of £45m or a player-plus-cash deal, which will include either striker Gonzalo Higuain or winger Angel Di Maria, for Tottenham winger Gareth Bale, 23. Full story: Daily Mirror

Manchester City are closing in on 26-year-old forward Edinson Cavani, rated at £60m by his club Napoli, after agreeing in principle terms with the player over a summer move. Full story: Daily Mail

Sir Alex Ferguson is hoping to beat Manchester City and Liverpool in the race to sign Sporting Lisbon forward Bruma, 18. Full story: Daily Mirror

Striker Lisandro Lopez, 30, has opened the door to a move to Tottenham in the summer after revealing that he is ready to quit Lyon. Full story: Metro