Manchester United Closing In On Stunning €112m Triple Swoop

By on August 24, 2014

The summer transfer window is now reaching its climax and managers are working hard to make some last minute additions to their squad, so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip. Today, Manchester United are closing in on a triple swoop.

Angel Di Maria Real Madrid

Manchester United are closing in on a sensational €112m triple swoop for Angel Di Maria, Daley Blind and Nigel de Jong, according to reports.

United’s disappointing start to the new season continued as they were held to a 1-1 draw at Sunderland on Sunday afternoon but it looks like Louis van Gaal is going to be busy strengthening his squad during the closing week of the transfer window.

Widespread reports claim the former champions have agreed a record €80m (£63.9m) fee with Real Madrid for Angel Di Maria with the player due to arrive in Manchester on Monday to hold talks with United chiefs.

Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti confirmed on Sunday that the 26-year-old has already said his goodbyes as he closes in on a switch to Old Trafford:

“Di Maria has not trained with us and he came in to say goodbye to the players and people at the club,”

“We are thankful for what he has done at this club. There is nothing official yet but it is being sorted out.” Ancelotti is quoted as saying by Sky Sports

Di Maria will be an excellent addition to van Gaal’s squad and offer a major threat in the attacking third. However, the Dutch boss is also looking to strengthen his midfield options with the Daily Star claiming United are closing in on a double swoop for Daley Blind and Nigel de Jong.

van Gaal currently has limited options in the middle of the park due to a spate of injuries but the Star suggest that former Manchester City hardman de Jong is now close to joining the Red Devils in a deal worth around €12m (£10m).

de Jong is allowed to leave AC Milan this summer and he’ll offer United some much-needed steel in midfield if he does end up making the move to Old Trafford before the window slams shut.

The report states that van Gaal will also bring in another of his Dutch internationals with United closing in on a €20m (£16m) deal for Ajax ace Blind. The 24-year-old can play at left-back, wing-back or in central midfield so will offer plenty of options to his former international manager.

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It’s been a frustrating summer for United fans and their mood hasn’t been helped by a poor start to the new season, but it looks like it’s going to be an interesting few days as the club get ready to spend around €112m on three new additions.

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37 Comments

  1. Mc brain

    August 24, 2014 at 8:44 pm

    LVG buy more players on time. But first drop Ashley young and cleverley from your squad.those players wil kill you. Your defence is poor don’t use 3.5.2. Use 4.4.2. It wil make sense. Let’s assume you have Di maria,De jong,blind. Look at how it goes. Defence: Shaw, Evans, blind & Rojo midfield: Januzaj,Herrera,De jong,Di maria. striker : Rooney & van persie

    • Thomas Tabri

      August 24, 2014 at 9:08 pm

      I totally agreed with you.That is a perfect analysis from you my brother.I hope LVG will hear you and stick to what you have just said.

    • BPA

      August 25, 2014 at 4:02 am

      That is a good formation, however 3 at the back works well as long as you have the players to do the job they’re handed, your formation is actually really good.. HOWEVER where will Mata play..? because you just completely ignored his existence lool..? Mata HAS to play!!?

    • Prince Dimude

      August 25, 2014 at 10:43 am

      Nice comment. But i disagree with you about leaving out Valencia. I understand he is not considered a world class player but you need his kind of player that also offers a lot defensively. IMO I believe Rooney will be a very good Midfielder. If you watch how he passes and squares the ball you’ll be reminded of Paul Scholes. He has all qualities that Paul Scholes has and is very effective and comfortable holding the ball in the midfield (unlike Fletcher – really panicked yesterday). I’d play Van Persie upfront with Januzaj and Di maria as supports. Rooney as central midfielder with Valencia and Herrera. Then don’t have much choice at the back 4 with Evan, Smalling, Rojo and Luke but Rojo and evans as central defence while I’ll put Smalling the same wing as Valencia to help him cope. Yes Mata is good player but we don’t have a very strong midfield presence which Mata does not offer when he covers that role. So basically a 4-5-1 that go 4-3-3

  2. Emmanuel integrity

    August 24, 2014 at 8:54 pm

    please, signs De Jong & Daley Blind, as Di Maria deal almost done…

    • Than

      August 25, 2014 at 5:26 am

      We; MU fans are eagerly awaiting for successful completion of all these transfers … !!!

  3. abdulkareem omobolaji

    August 24, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Plz van gaal we need more player united have played two matches nw one point it does not make sense plz sign this three players for us we need them quickly

  4. Sunny paul

    August 24, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Man u pls wake up we are d best and a lot is expected frm us

  5. Skiller

    August 24, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    i agree with u guys, LVG must use the 4-4-2 formation, or if he would like to use his current formation 3-5-2, then he must sign de jong and blind. for Di Maria, thats a perfect sign and im happy with that. we played a good football today, but that was not enough for us as supporters, WE NEED MORE, that means the players must DELIVER, DELIVER AND DELIVER, for our team to finish in top 4

  6. gabriel

    August 24, 2014 at 9:36 pm

    i agree wit ur formation my bros bt firstly we cnt hav 3 left feeter in defence,secondaly i dnt c juan mata in ur selection…..bt he shld sell young,cleverly,fellaini,fletcher.

  7. harmony

    August 24, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    lvg knws wat he is doing, wen he brings d right players in, he wont be using 3.5.2 formation, rather 4.4.2 or 4.3.3. U heard it first.

    • Okoye peter

      August 24, 2014 at 10:58 pm

      Lvg should be fast in his signing, cos it is geting out of hand, but i still beleive in united

    • Ste82k

      August 25, 2014 at 2:15 am

      Disagree this is his way of play 3 defenders and your wingers defend two in mid field run the game box to box and you have 3 up front stretching defences but none of the player look like they no where they should be as for mata over rated I think £20 mill player no more he can only ply in the hole n he not the best in the word at it

  8. onoseme darlington

    August 24, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    plz, lvg, try and off load cleverly, fletcher , smalling and young away from ur squad.

  9. Raymondtee

    August 24, 2014 at 11:02 pm

    The major problem facing united is all about fletcher, young, smalling, fellaini. These players need to be offload at all cost. They have no contribution to united. Imagine other clubs have got 6points and united still crippling 1point, is that how we can make top 4? Gusssh, it will be a disaster not to make top 4 next season.

  10. Ogunduboye tolulope

    August 24, 2014 at 11:14 pm

    Manutd need 2 offload some players lyk young,felliani,fletcher,cleverley…abeg LVG b fast abt ur signings o

  11. Ogunduboye tolulope

    August 24, 2014 at 11:15 pm

    Manutd need 2 offload some players lyk young,felliani,fletcher,cleverley…abeg LVG b fast abt ur signings o…bt lets go back to our 4.4.2 ooooo

  12. sin_no_more

    August 25, 2014 at 1:03 am

    Infact I am tired of this coach, I don’t see smailing as a footballer, fletcher is surpose to be in QPR by now, then clevery back to division one, Ashy young should be sold at any price, this four player shouldn’t be in manchester United bench, infact they should be sack if no club wants to buy them. .LvG please stop using 3 5 2 as for now, we don’t have good defender and active wingers. This formation worked for you at that world cup because of the good defender in holland team, Ruben was busy pushing the attack, man u doesn’t have this quality player for now

  13. Austine C.I

    August 25, 2014 at 1:29 am

    We need Additional Player2the Squad..LVG drop young,Fletcher,Fellaini and cleverly…Prefer the 4:4:2 Form…..Defence: Shaw,Rojo,Evans,Blind Midfield: Herrera,Mata,Di Maria,De jong Forward: Rooney,Persie

  14. Ste82k

    August 25, 2014 at 2:27 am

    Id get blind and Vidal after dimaria my team would go
    De Gea Bench
    Blind. Jones. Rojo Valencia
    Dimaria Vidal. Herrera. Shaw Fletcher
    Young
    Mata. Kagawa

    R.v.p. Rooney Smalling
    Welbeck

    The benche let’s you play 4,4,2/4,3,3 /5,4,1
    I would give dimaria free rome of the pitch with blind covering wing back and Vidal and Herrera covering defence let me no wat you the Man U fans

    • Ste82k

      August 25, 2014 at 2:29 am

      Haha my bench all moved in play welbeck stalking fletcher kagawa and Valencia all subs ha

  15. dejoe mark

    August 25, 2014 at 4:02 am

    Wakeup Lvg time wasted can’t be regain you are the king Louis however you seem to be Queen loose ,don’t bothered you’re self with the service of these three lads Cleverly flectre and this smalling poor defence un quality in the squad ever cooling the game send them out ….or u face sack

  16. frankie Oji omonigho

    August 25, 2014 at 4:56 am

    LVG should drop fletcher,cleverly and young from d squad,bring in vidal,cuadrado di maria,de jong,blind and 1 or 2 defender,if not u can’t get result

  17. frankie Oji omonigho

    August 25, 2014 at 5:04 am

    Man united need at least 2 centre defensive mildfielders,two good wind players like angel di maria n cuadrado,1 striker in addition to RVP n Rooney,2 additional creative mildfield,fletcher should retire,young loan or drop,cleverly sold,welbeck sold too,they are no longer man u type of players.

  18. Mahmoud

    August 25, 2014 at 6:11 am

    I totally disagree wit yhu dis is my own squad o! De gea, defenders:shaw,jones,blind,de jong midfield:herera,mata,di maria,cuardado, strikers:rooney,rvp.

  19. Isak

    August 25, 2014 at 6:19 am

    Lvg should drop clevery,fletcher,valencia,young,welbck,fellani en smalling.they are so useless.we need to gt bck in top 4 en we can oly manage it if we buy ney player en afload the useless one.plz vgl sign de maria, de jong,blind en cuadrad.

  20. lateef dauda dprince

    August 25, 2014 at 6:53 am

    vangal please you have to sell danny welbeck to tottenham at any price and you should also sale felaini,hernadez,young,cleverly and fletcher becuse this are d scrab in the team.and ynu hav to make swif signin we need new faces in the squad 8 more days to go!!!

  21. lateef dauda dprince

    August 25, 2014 at 6:54 am

    vangal please you have to sell danny welbeck to tottenham at any price and you should also sale felaini,hernadez,young,cleverly and fletcher becuse this are d scrab in the team.and you hav to make swift signin we need new faces in the squad 8 more days to go!!!

  22. gabriel smith

    August 25, 2014 at 7:05 am

    AI want cuadrado in my team we need him most ill comit suicide if lvg don’t buy him and sell those right wingers young and valencia

    • righti-ousman

      August 25, 2014 at 9:56 am

      No need to comit suicide u ve a lot 2 do in feature u may b the key to man u like ed wudwood who knos game is like that mein my brother just be patient an ve faith 4 the team we’ll succeed one day. Hay i love u more than man u

  23. abdul musa

    August 25, 2014 at 7:18 am

    Lvg dejong ideas shouldn’ be bcus he will by contribute any tin and always Remembers mata bcus they is no way he should b beach for whom so ever thanks

    • myco

      August 25, 2014 at 8:53 am

      It will take time for van galz formation to effect so we hav to go thru a painful process hope blind and de jong are bought in

  24. righti-ousman

    August 25, 2014 at 9:33 am

    Just to mention the name of players ll not solve any of this problems so let them sign this three players that’s the only solution to become united again though we united an we’ll remain united forever by God great.
    am no.1 fan in the Gambia west africa

  25. miracle meliga

    August 25, 2014 at 10:41 am

    we need two more defenders and two world class
    mid fielders

  26. boaz

    August 25, 2014 at 11:21 am

    for sure it pain to see the big club like manchester united performing very poor like that whats wrong LVG if the players on friendly match played fantastic while in the primier league wee see this or may be players they were playing to fear to be out of your squard please give us a happyness when we see the club playing all the best lvg

  27. julius

    August 25, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    pls sell young,felliani,fletcher, carick, danny welbeck and loan the rest out so dat u can bring in new faces to lift us from the present position. as for Dimaria is a done deal we all no dat.

  28. Suffieu Alghali

    August 25, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    LVG should first let go of Ashley young,cleverly,Anderson,smalling etc
    these guys should be published out in the market for sale and should not be allow to play for our team

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