Seeking to rebuild his squad after a second-place finish in the English Premier League, Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is aiming to sign three stars from German champion Borussia Dortmund.
Ferguson was on hand in Berlin to watch Dortmund complete its league and cup double with a 5-2 win over Bayern Munich on Saturday night and is expected to sign Japanese midfielder Shinji Kagawa. But he is also looking to land Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, who scored a hat trick on Saturday, and Germany defender Mats Hummels.
United would have to pay close to $80 million if it wanted to acquire all three players, though Dortmund is hesitant to sell Lewandowski and Hummels.
'We expect Kagawa to go," said Dortmund managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke, "but no amount of money will persuade us to sell the others."