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Man United eyeing £36million double swoop for Diarra and Borriello - Exclusive

Sir Alex Ferguson is ­lining up a £36million ­double swoop for AC Milan striker Marco Borriello and Real Madrid midfielder Lassana Diarra.

The Manchester United boss wants his transfer business completed before the World Cup – and will offer £16m for Borriello and £20m for Diarra.

United’s move raises ­serious doubts about the futures of ­Dimitar Berbatov and Owen Hargreaves.

Borriello, a powerful ­target man, is viewed as the perfect foil for Wayne ­Rooney after Berbatov’s failure to fill the role in the two years since he arrived in Manchester from Spurs for a club record £30.75m.

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