Hoping to vastly improve the club's roster heading into the 2014-2015 season, Manchester United higher-ups are preparing for an important summer transfer window where they could spend as much as £200 million on outside talent. Former manager David Moyes -- who was sacked last month due to United's continued struggles in the Barclays Premier League -- was hoping to guide the defending English League champions through the crucial summer period but now that the former Everton boss is out of the picture, Old Trafford execs remain in the hunt for a coach capable of succeeding in the transfer market and on the pitch as well.

While the leading candidate to replace Moyes appears to be current Netherlands coach Louis van Gaal, top-level players including Borussia Dortmund's Marco Reus and Toni Kroos of Bayern Munich appear to be high on United's summer radar. After neglecting to say whether or not the future of his senior career remains in Germany, 24-year-old Marco Reus surely left the door open for a departure in a few months, something that will undoubtedly have Manchester United fans excited about a possible connection. Open to the idea of a change, Reus said the business of professional soccer sometimes means players need to explore outside options in order to secure their career.

“It's like that in this business,” Reus, who joined Borussia Dortmund from Borussia Mönchengladbach in 2012 and helped the Bundesliga side reach last season's UEFA Champions League final, said recently. “Every player only has one career and wants to get the best out of it. You have to decide what's best for you. We'll see about that. Every footballer has his goals and is dreaming of winning titles. At the end of your career, you want to be able to say that you've won many titles.”

Marco Reus Marco Reus remains a major target of Manchester United. Reuters

In addition to Reus -- who was recently named Dortmund's Player of the Year by newspaper Ruhr Nachrichten -- United officials are also expected to examine the possibility of signing Toni Kroos. A 24-year-old midfielder capable of playing at a high level on both ends of the field, Kroos has been linked with a departure from the defending UCL champs to England for some time now and even though he's under contract with Bayern until 2015, the rising talent could elect to start fresh with a Manchester United club hoping to launch themselves back to the top of the Premier League next season.